Tree Care

Tree Care

By Janis Test: Information Services Manager/Abilene Public Library

 

 

 

A workshop on pruning young trees and pruning trees for shape will be presented at the Abilene Public Library the evening of Tuesday, May 6 by local arborist Bruce Kreitler. The free workshop will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the second floor auditorium of the Main Library at 202 Cedar Street. Kreitler will provide a number of tips on how to guide the shape and structure of young trees and work with, not against, the shape of mature trees. “With young trees a little pruning can make a lot of difference in how that plant develops over time,” according to the presenter. “As trees are established in the landscape, they will start developing the base of the mature tree and it’s much easier to deal with any potential problems when the problems are small.”{{more}} “In large older trees something as simple as removing a few branches from a plant with poorly formed crotches becomes more complex in attempting to balance plant health, pruning objectives and aesthetics/function.” Owner of the Broken Willow Tree Service, Kreitler is a board certified master arborist, a certified municipal specialist, certified utility specialist, certified master naturalist and certified by the Texas Forest Service. He is also licensed by the Texas Department of Agriculture. In 2012 he was named a winner of the “True Professional Award” from the International Society of Arboriculture. Call the Abilene Public Library at 676-6065 for more information.