Sponsored by The Home Depot Foundation
Houston – October 1, 2006. Trees for Houston today announced that it will host the TreeKeeper Workshops. These events are four of more than 100 regreening efforts throughout the country being promoted during October, which has been declared National NeighborWoods Month by the national nonprofit, the Alliance for Community Trees (ACT). Trees for Houston is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.
Cost $20 for all four classes.
“It’s great to be working on an important regreening effort at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Catie Ross. “Part of our goal is to draw attention to the good work being done at the grassroots level all across the country to improve urban and community forests.” Since founding in 1983, Trees for Houston has planted and maintained over 239,280 trees and seedlings on Houston area freeways, parkways, and school campuses.
Trees for Houston’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 3, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Class I: Introduction to Urban ForesTree Keeper.
Oct 10, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Class II: Benefits of Trees.
Oct 17, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Class III: Tree ID and Care (at Houston Arboretum, 4501 Woodway Dr.).
Oct 24, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Class IV: Tree Problems.
Unless noted otherwise, classes will be at: Kanaly Trust Building, 4550 Post Oak Pl.
Read the full Trees for Houston press release. (PDF)