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Asheville GreenWorks Announces New Tree Workshops


Asheville GreenWorks Announces New Tree Workshops

Free community events to provide education on best tree practices


Asheville, NC – March 7, 2018 – Asheville GreenWorks, the organization working to preserve and protect Asheville’s urban forest and rivers through waste reduction and recycling, tree planting, litter cleanup projects, and educational programming, is excited to announce a new lineup of free tree workshops this spring. In an effort to protect Asheville’s trees from damage and removal, the community events will convey the value of urban forests and teach best care practices.


Beginning this month and running through June, GreenWorks will host four workshops covering tree pruning, planting, biology and advanced principles of tree care and management.  At each workshop participants will also learn about the current initiatives underway by the City of Asheville’s Tree Commission.


“As Asheville continues to grow and be developed, there is an increased need for information on the state of our city’s trees and how we can best work together to care for our urban forest,” states GreenWorks’ Executive Director Dawn Chavez.


All are welcome to attend these free workshops. At the first event, held at Enka Village on March 20th, participants will be able to practice pruning trees to promote healthy structure. The second workshop, held on April 22nd will focus on how to prepare a site for tree planting.


Asheville GreenWorks Tree Workshops:

  • Workshop #1: Tree Care Basics – Pruning
  • Workshop #2: Tree Care Basics – Planting
  • Workshop #3: Asheville Trees 101
  • Workshop #4: Asheville Trees 201 Advanced Principles of Tree Care and Management

For additional information on these workshops and other GreenWorks’ events, please visit www.ashevillegreenworks.org/events.


About Asheville GreenWorks

Asheville GreenWorks inspires, equips and mobilizes individuals and communities to take care of the places we love to live. Since 1973, GreenWorks has worked to enhance the community through educational and volunteer-based environmental programs. With thousands of volunteers, GreenWorks engages the community in grassroots projects such as tree plantings, environmental cleanups, anti-litter and waste reduction education, creation and maintenance of green spaces, and care and preservation of Asheville’s rivers and trees. www.ashevillegreenworks.org