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Joplin Forestry Experts Hold Tree Pruning Lesson

Thousands of new trees have been planted in Joplin, and conservationists want to make sure they lead a healthy and long life.

Thousands of new trees have been planted in Joplin, and conservationists want to make sure they lead a healthy and long life

JOPLIN --- That's why the Missouri Community Forestry Council held a tree pruning workshop this morning at Cunnigham Park. Forestry experts taught people how to expand a tree's life by trimming it's branches and protecting it's bark. They were also on hand to answer any questions residents had. Council members say nurturing trees while young is the most important investment you can make.

"That tree is going to be ready to go for the next 50 to 100 years. And that's what we're shooting for by takingcare of them now so we can enjoy them or at least our grandchildren can enjoy them down the road," says Jon Skinner, URNAB Forester.

The Forestry Council's Regional Group meets weekly at Wildcat Glades in a continuing effort to maintain healthy trees in the area.

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