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November 18, 2013

Tree-planting, landscaping workshops free Saturday

Local experts will offer a free workshop on tree planting, landscaping and related topics Saturday, Nov. 23, in Remington.

“Planning Your Tree Planting and Conservation Landscaping Projects” will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Remington firehouse.

The John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District will present the program in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Forestry.

The morning session will address land conservation projects to covert crop or pasture land to forest. It will cover economic and environmental benefits, tree species selection and procurement, site preparation, planting schedule, maintenance and a tree planting demonstration.

The afternoon session will address conservation landscape projects for homeowners. It will cover site selection, soil amendments, sample designs, native plant selection and procurement and water conservation techniques.

Information on agricultural and forestry best management practices and septic system maintenance and repair in specific watersheds also will be available.

Lunch will be provided for those who register for the full day.

To register — by Thursday, Nov. 21:

• Call 540-347-3120, extension 116.

• Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Registrants should include name(s), number in party, mailing address, phone number and which sessions they will attend.

The Remington firehouse is at 200 Marshall St.

Nov 23 workshopflyer-1 by Fauquier Now

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