Homeowners to learn tree-pruning ‘ABCs’ at Victor workshop

Before local homeowners dust off their chainsaws, loppers and pruning shears this spring, Victor Village Tree Board members hope to equip them with an even more important tool: information.

The resident-driven Tree Board will host a young and small tree pruning workshop, presented by arborist Christopher J. Luley. The event is slated for 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, at Victor Municipal Park.

For a registration fee of $25, Luley will walk participants through the basics of pruning their trees, and each participant or family will leave with a copy of “The ABCs Field Guide for Small Tree Pruning,” by Luley.

Spokesperson and Tree Board member Regina Muscarella said the event was created to help simplify proper techniques for pruning small and young trees. The Tree Board wants to help residents train and maintain their young trees to keep them healthy and to prolong their lives, she said.

Luley will present a slideshow in the Victor Community Lodge and will demonstrate proper pruning techniques, so participants can leave their work clothes and pruning gear at home. Plenty of question and answer time is also planned, Muscarella said.

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