September 24, 2008

Tree Health Workshop Tuesday

The West Virginia State University Extension Service and the West Virginia Division of Forestry are collaborating on a series of workshops devoted to educating the public on important agricultural issues.

The next workshop will focus on tree health and is slated for Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Wilson Student Union on the WVSU campus in Institute.

"Anyone who has a yard most likely has a tree in it," said Dr. Almeshia Brown, Agriculture & Natural Resource Extension Specialist.

Brown will present the workshop in conjunction with Andy Sheetz, Partnership Coordinator for the West Virginia Division of Forestry. Topics will include recognizing and diagnosing tree problems, planting the right tree in the right place, the benefits of mulch, urban hazards to trees, and other issues.

Door prizes will also be distributed during the workshop.

A registration fee of $15 is required for attendance. To register, contact Deborah Jolly at the WVSU Extension Service office at (304) 204-4007 by noon on Monday, Sept. 29.

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