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Walnut Grove Hosts Two Tree Seminars


Walnut Grove will hosttwo tree-care workshopsoutdoors in February behind town hall at 139 Main St. The first workshop, on tree planting will be Friday, Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. until noon. Certified arborist in-structors will be Trey De-Loach, Madison Gardenand Landscaping and Dr.Stephen Dicke, ShadyArbor PLLC. The two will demonstrate how to plant trees, amend soil, select and treat containerized seed-lings and give guidance to participants. Participants will plant containerized trees in Roux Field behind town hall.

The second workshop,on tree pruning will be Friday, Feb. 19, from 10 a.m. until noon. Certified arborist instructors will be Stephen Perkins, Tree Tech, and Dicke. The pair will demonstrate how to climb and prune small trees. Participants will not be climbing trees but will learn basics from accomplished climbers.  Participants will prune small trees in Roux Field behind town hall. Both classes will be held regardless of weather conditions.

Each class will observe

CDC protocols includingwearing face masks andsocial distancing. Workgloves are mandatory. Tools to use duringworkshops will be provided. Each class is limited to 10 participants and open to the public. There is no charge. Pre-Registration is required for either or both classes. For more information or to register, telephone town hall 601-253-2321. Workshops are sponsored by the Mississippi Forestry Commission through an Urban and Community Forestry Grant.