Tree Keepers: Volunteer Trainings for a Healthy Community Forest Part of NeighborWoods Month Celebrations

Cultivate Diversity: Mix It Up for Healthy NeighborWoods
These classes are full of great information, covering tree identification, species selection, urban soils, planting, pruning and diagnosing tree problems. In addition to six evening sessions, there are two Saturday field sessions for hands-on learning. Attendance is required at each session; opportunities to make up sessions will be available. Participants are asked to volunteer a total of 24 hours with Heartland Tree Alliance to help care for young trees on public property in the Kansas City region. Registration is required and there is a $25 registration and textbook/materials fee due before the first day of class.

Date: October 7, 2008 at 6:30p.m.
Date: October 14, 2008 at 6:30p.m.
Date: October 18, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.
Date: October 21, 2008 at 6:30 p.m.
Date: October 28, 2008 at 6:30 p.m.
Date: November 1, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.
Date: November 11, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.
Date: November 18, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.
Location: Missouri Department of Conservation’s Burr Oak Woods Nature Center.
Purpose: To celebrate the benefits of trees in the places people live. During National NeighborWoods Month, we want to share the message that planting and caring for trees adds value to our communities. Trees are not just a local concern but a national one as well. Your participation in National NeighborWoods Month not only enhances your community’s health, but also furthers our collective efforts to ensure that everyone gets to live in neighborhoods with trees.
Note: National NeighborWoods Month is part of the National NeighborWoods program, an initiative to re-green North American cities from coast to coast. The National NeighborWoods initiative is a program of the national Alliance for Community Trees in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation.
For Immediate Release Contact:
Angela Schreffler
September 29, 2008
Heartland Tree Alliance
Related Resources:
Local NeighborWoods Month Event Media Advisory
National NeighborWoods Month Media Advisory