Boston Natural Areas Network & The Boston Urban Forest Council Present Pruning Strategies Saturday March 9
BNAN & BUFC to Promote Stewardship of Boston’s Trees
BOSTON, MA – February 25, 2013 – Boston Natural Areas Network and the Boston Urban Forest Council, are pleased to announce an opportunity providing local residents with a free hands on workshop of proper pruning techniques for your landscape.
On Saturday, March 9 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at City Natives (BNAN’s Center for Urban Horticulture), 30 Edgewater Drive, Mattapan, Mathew Cahill, Certified Arborist, will demonstrate how and when to make pruning cuts. You will discover pruning strategies that will improve the health of your ornamental and flowering trees and address specific problems such as crossing branches and winter storm damage. Taking care of your trees today will improve their health, structure and form this spring.
This free program is for everyone interested in learning more about managing their trees.
Reservations are required. Contact BNAN at 617-542-7696 ext. 20 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Boston Urban Forest Council supports the Grow Boston Greener initiative which aims to plant 100,000 trees by 2030 and increase the urban tree canopy by 20% and make Boston a cooler, cleaner, healthier city. The Boston Urban Forest Council promotes planting trees, advocates for more trees and assists neighborhood residents who are interested in planting trees and organizing stewardship activities to ensure trees survival. Don’t forget the Grow Boston Greener (GBG) program has announced the next round of competitive mini-grants that provide $500 – $2,500 of funding for tree plantings in neighborhoods throughout Boston. Applications are available at www.growbostongreener.org.
Boston Natural Areas Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together local residents, partner organizations, public officials and foundations to preserve, expand, and enhance urban open space, including community gardens, greenways, and urban wilds. For more information about the organization, becoming a member or the calendar of events, visit www.bostonnatural.org or call 617-542-7696.