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Experts will present information and updates on community forestry issues relevant to the plains and eastern Colorado.

LAMAR, Colo. – The Colorado State Forest Service, Colorado Tree Coalition, Lamar Tree Board, City of Lamar and other partners are hosting a community forestry conference for eastern Colorado on March 2 in Lamar.

At the 2017 Eastern Colorado Community Forestry Conference, forestry professionals, arborists and tree care experts will present information and updates on community forestry issues relevant to the plains and eastern Colorado. Anyone interested in tree care and community forestry is invited to attend.

“We’re excited that the Lamar Tree Board and community of Lamar have offered to host this eastern Colorado conference. Special guest speakers, plus a panel of our area tree board chairs will offer great insights and knowledge about our community trees,” said Donna Davis, district forester for the CSFS La Junta District. The district serves Baca, Bent, Cheyenne, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero and Prowers counties.

At this year’s conference, experts from the CSFS, CTC, City of Lamar and other organizations will provide 45-minute presentations on topics including community tree inventories and tree pruning and care. There will also be a hands-on, outdoor session in the afternoon that focuses on basic pruning techniques and care of young vs. mature trees.

The cost of the workshop is $15 per person, which includes lunch and refreshments. The deadline to register is Feb. 22.

For more information or to register, contact Davis at 719-468-9499.