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West Greeley Conservation District to host a free “Pruning Your Landscape Materials” workshop April 22

Katarina Velazquez
kvelazquez@greeleytribune.com

The West Greeley Conservation District will host a free "Pruning Your Landscape Materials" workshop this month.

The event will run from 9 a.m. to noon April 22 at Houston Gardens, 515 23rd Ave. in Greeley.

The workshop will be hosted by Paul Conklin, the curator of Houston Gardens, who has more than 30 years experience teaching horticulture.

According to a news release, the workshop will offer a hands-on experience for participants, so those interested should bring along their gardening gloves, pruning shears and a bottle of water. It will teach participants how to deal with conifers, deciduous shrubs, deciduous trees and fruit trees.

Pruning, thinning or removing weak branches leads to a tree's healthier structure and enhances its appearance, according to the release. Good pruning can promote health, vigor and positive growing patterns to trees and shrubs, the release stated. Proper pruning for fruit trees can stimulate the formation of flowers and fruit buds, the release stated, and it should be done every few years.

To register, go to http://www.wgcd.org or call (970) 356-8097, ext. 143.

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