West Virginia Tree Minders to Offer Free Tree Pruning Workshops to Public

Contact: Jack Bailey
(304) 766-4109
February 22, 2022
West Virginia Tree Minders to Offer Free Tree Pruning Workshops to Public
INSTITUTE, W.Va. – West Virginia Tree Minders will be hosting a series of tree pruning workshops on the campus of West Virginia State University (WVSU) on the following dates: Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 1-3 p.m.; Saturday, February 26, 2022, 1-3 p.m.; Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 1-3 p.m.; and Friday, March 4, 2022, 1-3 p.m.

This free outdoor event is open to the public and will take place in-person outside Curtis Complex on the WVSU campus in Institute. (Curtis Complex is No. 27 on the WVSU map here.) Participants will be making cuts on trees, so will need to dress appropriately for the weather and bring their own work or gardening gloves.

Interested parties can register for the workshop here, and are encouraged to visit bit.ly/WVTreeMinders-welcome, to learn more about the West Virginia Tree Minders tree care training program and watch a Tree Pruning for Beginners lesson before their chosen workshop date.

In order to access the lessons in the Basics of Urban & Community Tree Care course, participants will need to take an un-graded pre-assessment. Those wanting to view only the Tree Pruning for Beginners lesson can access it here: bit.ly/WVSUpruning.

Participants will receive a free pair of pruning shears for taking part in a short post-workshop evaluation.
West Virginia Tree Minders is a program of the West Virginia State University (WVSU) Extension Service, West Virginia Division of Forestry Urban & Community Forestry Program and West Virginia University Extension Service,

For more information, contact Liz Moss with the WVSU Extension Service at (304) 661-6016 or

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