The University of Illinois Extension Woodford County Master Gardeners will be holding a hands-on workshop titled “Mitigating Winter Damage to Trees and Woody Shrubs” at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22 at the Eureka Public Library, 202 S. Main St.
llinois State University’s Patrick Murphy will lead this workshop just in time for you to learn the skills to prune and repair your landscape trees like a professional.
Patrick is a horticulturist and curator of the Fell Arboretum on Illinois State University’s campus. The arboretum boasts 154 different species of trees.
Patrick will demonstrate correct methods of pruning, the tools of the trade and tips for when to prune different plants.
Participants will have the opportunity to prune the landscape at the library in order to reinforce what they have learned.
Dormant pruning, tree risk assessment and scouting techniques will be included in workshop content. Bring your favorite pruners and some safety glasses and we will gain greater understanding of the care practices when pruning to reduce and prevent winter damage. If you do not have these tools, some will be provided by the Woodford County Master Gardeners.
The workshop is free to the public, but registration is required. Please call the library at (309) 467-2922 to register.
If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program or for more information, contact Kelly Allsup, Extension unit educator, Horticulture-Livingston, McLean and Woodford Unit at (309) 663-8306 or email Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Workshop will teach how to prune trees, woody shrubs —