Enoch, UT (October 24, 2008)- As part of National NeighborWoods Month, Enoch City Offices will host a free tree-pruning workshop Saturday at 10 a.m. Southern Utah Forester Ron Morrow will conduct the workshop, demonstrating the best way to prune trees in fall to promote growth and keep trees healthy. National NeighborWoods Month is part of the National NeighborWoods program, an initiative to re- green North American cities from coast to coast. The initiative is a program of the national Alliance for Community Trees in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation.
Enoch joined the NeighborWoods program just three weeks ago, according to Enoch Tree Committee member Debra Ley. “I found they would support us and the Home Depot has been very gracious and a big support for us and we didn’t even know they were a part of it,” Ley said.
The tree committee formed more than seven years ago to beautify and improve health in the Enoch community. “They bring not just artistic value but oxygen, water and shade,” Ley said. She added that the committee would hold a spring fruit tree pruning as well as soil evaluations for residents as part of the program.
Since 1993 when ACT started as a problem-solving center for leaders and community-based urban forestry groups, more than 100 organizations have joined the alliance and have planted 7.8 million trees with 450,000 volunteers nationwide.
Two Utah organizations in Salt Lake City are part of ACT as well, along with 40 states and Canada. The Enoch City Offices are located on 900 E. Midvalley Road.
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