Wendell Tree Board members will host a series of tree care seminars beginning in February. The goal of these seminars is to provide public education on several important tree related issues. The seminars are open to all Wendell citizens and to all town employees at no charge.
The first seminar deals with a popular tree in Wendell, the Crape Myrtle. Tree Board chairman Warren Boyette will discuss the proper time to prune these plants, which he said in North Carolina is in mid-February. He, along with other members of the tree board, Lewis Piner and Preston Peterson, will also demonstrate proper pruning techniques.
The session will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at Wendell Park, 601 Third St., Wendell. Participants should bring work gloves, pruning shears, and eye protection, and should dress to work outdoors. RSVP by Feb. 13 at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 919-366-2266.
This will be a hands-on seminar in which participants can actively work with the Wendell Tree Board and assist with pruning trees within Wendell Park. It is not required, but it will allow participants to learn firsthand tree pruning techniques.