Late Autumn and Winter is the prime time to prune trees. That means now is a good time for homeowners and landowners to get helpful advice on tree work they will be doing in the months ahead.

People can get information on tree pruning at a Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) virtual workshop from 6-8 p.m. on Nov. 12. This free online event is being put on by the staff at MDC’s Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center.

At this event, MDC Community Forester Jon Skinner will explain the reasons a tree should be pruned, tools that should be used, techniques, and what types of jobs are best to call professionals for.

Though this program is free, registration is required to participate. Registrants must provide an e-mail, so a program link can be sent to them. This program will include a chat-based question-and-answer period where participants can interact with the presenters.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) offers many sources of information on taking care your tress. You can find anything from tree selection and planting to pruning guidelines. The MDC section covers everything you need to know to take care of your backyard trees.

Some of the additional information includes the following:

You can register for the tree pruning workshop at:

And if you're planning on getting a live Christmas tree this year, MDC can help you to pick the right holiday tree and care for it properly ensuring a safer, longer-lasting tree.

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