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Milton to Teach How to Care for Your Trees

The tree care workshop follows a meeting on the city's National Wildlife Foundation habitat certification, which needs 65 more homes to be approved as wildlife habitats.

Milton to Teach How to Care for Your Trees

With all of this talk of trees, not so much is being said about what you can do for your own trees. But the city of Milton has got you covered. On Wednesday, Aug. 15, a tree care workshop will be held.

City Arborist Mark Law, City Planner Michele McIntosh-Ross and Chris Heim, regional manager for Davey Tree Company, will present the workshop from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on Aug. 15, according to a news release from the city.

The workshop will include an overview of the Milton Tree Inventory, Assessment and Management Plan project. There will also be a presentation on proper tree care and pruning, as well as selecting trees and shrubs that thrive in Georgia while attracting wildlife.

“Make sure to bring your questions for the experts,” said Cindy Eade, environmental sustainability coordinator for the City of Milton.

For more information on this meeting, email Cindy Eade, or call her at 678-242-2509.

  It will be a night about nature in your backyard, as the workshop will follow a National Wildlife Foundation (NWF) habitat certification committee meeting, which starts at 7 p.m.

The meeting will concern the start of a NWF demonstration garden and updates on the project as a whole.

Milton is now officially registered with the NWF after completing a lengthy application process supported by City Council and staff.  There are currently 85 properties approved in Milton as wildlife habitats, but to achieve national certification the city needs a minimum of 65 more homes and points in other categories such as educational workshops and a demonstration garden.
To learn more about this project, become a volunteer or to certify your property, please visit the city's Web site or e-mail wildlifehabitatproject@cityofmiltonga.us.

Both the meeting and the workshop are scheduled to be held in the Executive Conference Room of , 13000 Deerfield Parkway, suite 107G (click here for a map of City Hall).

 

 

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