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Archived News Release from 2009

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Community Invited to Learn Tree Pruning Technique at the Sixth Annual FREE Tree Pruning Workshop with CityTrees

Redwood City, CA - February 13, 2009 - The City of Redwood City, in partnership with local non-profit CityTrees, presents the Sixth Annual FREE Tree Pruning Workshop! This great hands-on seminar includes classroom training on proper tree care, pruning, and tree maintenance, as well as hands-on pruning practice on live trees in the field. Reservations and more information are available by calling Dan Beeder at 650-465-6586. The workshop takes place on Saturday, February 21st, 2009 from 9 a.m. to noon at Redwood City’s Community Activities Building, 1400 Roosevelt Avenue (adjacent to Red Morton Park).

Participants will learn basic tree biology and how it influences taking care of young trees. A demonstration of safe tree pruning work practices and handling of tools is also part of the workshop. After the “classroom” time, the group will then be able to practice their newly-learned tree pruning techniques in the field. Refreshments will be served.

The Sixth Annual FREE Tree Pruning Workshop is sponsored by CityTrees in collaboration with the Redwood City Public Works Services Department. Graduates of this very popular tree pruning seminar are also encouraged to volunteer to become part of CityTrees’ pruning brigade, and participate in pruning events to help maintain the many trees that CityTrees has planted over the last nine years.

CityTrees is a volunteer tree-planting organization which has planted over 2,000 new trees in Redwood City, drawing on over 1,500 volunteers who have invested some 5,000 volunteer hours since 2001. The group is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Redwood City through a coordinated program of tree planting and maintenance, education, and advocacy. CityTrees is preserving and extending the urban forest, for the benefit of the community of Redwood City. CityTrees website is and they can be reached at 650-556-9380 extension 4.

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Mike Gibbons
Public Works Superintendent
(650) 780-7493

Dan Beeder, CityTrees


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