Vancouver, WA (January 21, 2011)- Vancouver Urban Forestry is seeking a few Vancouver tree enthusiasts for the NeighborWoods program. NeighborWoods Stewards receive free education from local arboriculture experts on a variety of tree-related topics including: tree identification, tree biology, proper pruning and planting, regulations and guidelines, hazard trees and the benefits of trees.
The NeighborWoods program has produced many stewards who have gone from caring for their own trees to helping their neighborhood associations, providing tree-related advice and conducting tree plantings or education projects in their neighborhoods.
The 2011 NeighborWoods training sessions are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays, from Feb. 15 through March 22. Two Saturday trainings will be held on Feb. and March 12. Participants must pre-register by Feb. 7 and are expected to attend every session. Training is limited to 25 participants. Applications are available upon request by calling 360-619-1108 or by sending an e-mail. Applications may also be downloaded by clicking on “NeighborWoods” on the NeighborWoods program website.
Vancouver’s residents are the key to the success of the city’s Urban Forestry Program. The city depends on property owners to care for trees on their private property and in the right-of-way areas adjacent to their property. Often trees are planted in inappropriate locations, and many trees do not receive adequate watering, pruning and other care.
The free NeighborWoods training helps to provide the information that residents need to have healthy, beautiful trees that benefit their properties and the community.
NeighborWoods is coordinated by the Urban Forestry Division of Vancouver Public Works in partnership with Friends of Trees, Clark Public Utilities, Emerald Tree Care, Teragan & Associates, and Collier Arbor Care. For more information about Vancouver’s Urban Forestry programs, e-mail Jessica Antoine, Urban Forestry Outreach Coordinator, or call her at 360-487-8308.
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