• Cooperative Extension Service hosts free class on planting trees, shrubs and transplants on May 4

Bob Gorman of the Sitka office of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will lead a free class on planting trees, shrubs and transplants from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, in Room 106 of the University of Alaska Southeast-Sitka Campus.

Cooperative Extension publications related to the topic will be available. Subjects covered include selecting the right plant for the right place; site preparation; water drainage; soil amending; purchasing, transporting and storing plant materials; handling plants; and post-planting care.

There is no charge for the class which is open to all interested people. The class is offered as a public service by UAS Sitka and Cooperative Extension. For more information, contact UAF Cooperative Extension Service Resource Development Agent Bob Gorman at 747-9413 or by e-mail at rfgorman@alaska.edu.

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