Learn how to prune shade trees at this Nov. 18 workshop

The Sacramento Free Foundation is inviting people to attend a free workshop on Nov. 18 to learn how to prune and care for young shade trees.

According to staff, pruning trees can help improve their shape and beauty as they grow.

“Pruning shade trees at a young age is a great way to help them build branch structures that are stronger and healthier, as well as increase their beauty as they age,” said Pamela Sanchez, education program manager with the Sacramento Tree Foundation. “It’s a simple way to get the best out of the trees you’ll enjoy for years to come.”

The event lasts from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and starts with a classroom session at Florin Creek Recreation Center (7460 Persimmon Ave.) and continues with a session for pruning practice at Royal Park, which is about one mile away.

People of all ages and skill levels can attend the event, though registration at the workshop’s webpage is required.

Sanchez says it’s important to note that this workshop teaches skills for pruning shade trees only as opposed to fruit trees.

Support for the workshop is provided by the City’s Department of Utilities, Southgate Recreation and Parks¬†and the Parkway Estates Neighborhood Association.

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