PURCELLVILLE, Va., October 14, 2021 — Join the Tree and Environment Sustainability Committee on Thursday, October 21 at 7 p.m. for a virtual workshop about how to keep yard trees healthy. Jordan Herring, Senior Area Forester with the Virginia Department of Forestry, will share information about common landscape and maintenance practices. He will explain how and when to prune trees, the best way to mulch trees, and how to choose the right tree to plant. He will also provide information about invasive species that threaten native plants and common tree diseases. Register online to participate in the virtual workshop.
This workshop is part of the project that the Town received grant funding for through the Virginia Department of Forestry’s Virginia Trees for Clean Water program. The project includes three educational workshops along with tree plantings at the Suzanne R. Kane Nature Preserve. The second tree planting in the preserve, hosted by the Town and its Tree and Environment Sustainability Committee, will be this fall. The newly planted trees will help maintain and improve the habitat, increase the number of native tree species in the area, and improve water quality so the preserve continues to provide the food, water, shelter, and shade necessary for native wildlife to thrive.