Sarasota County, UF/IFAS Extension, Sarasota Bay Estuary Program (SBEP) and FPL are celebrating Arbor Day 2014 with two free educational events at the Sarasota County Extension office, at Twin Lakes Park, 6700 Clark Road, Sarasota.
“Tree School” will be held 8 am - 12 pm on Friday, April 25. The event will focus on best practices and proper tree care for landscape professionals. Continuing Education Credits (CEUs), International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), and Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) credits will be available to participants.
“Value of Trees and Pruning for Tree Health” will be held 1 - 4 pm, on Saturday, April 26. The event will feature pruning demonstrations and a discussion on how to place the right tree in the right location. Information about coastal trees and the special considerations when managing them is also included. A panel of experts will be on hand to answer questions from participants who will also receive a free pindo palm seedling, while supplies last and donated by FPL.
A commemorative tree planting at the Sarasota County Extension Gardens at Twin Lakes Park will be held following the class on April 26.
Advanced registration is recommended for both classes and can be done online at sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu or by calling 941-861-5000.