MDC tree planting workshops scheduled for March

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JOPLIN, Mo. – Trees are planted for a variety of reasons. Aesthetics, wildlife habitat, shade, energy conservation, erosion reduction, and in remembrance of an event or person are just a few of the reasons people like to add trees to their property.

Whenever you’re thinking about adding trees to your property, planning should come before planting. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will hold three free tree selection and planting workshops in southwest Missouri in March. Workshops are scheduled for:

  • Tuesday (March 10), 6:30 p.m., Cassville Council Chambers, 300 Main St., Cassville (enter through Chamber door on north side of building)
  • Thursday (March 12), 6:30 p.m., Stockton Family Clinic, 807 Owen Mill Road, Stockton
  • March 26, 6:30 p.m., Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center, 201 Riviera Drive, Joplin

Before you select and plant a tree, there are several questions that need to be asked to evaluate the planting site. This is a decision that lasts a lifetime – and, in some cases, even longer. Without proper planning, a tree that is not suited for its planting location could develop problems in the future.

Registration is requested, but not required, for these workshops. To register or to get more information about these workshops, call MDC Urban Forester Jon Skinner at 417-629-3423 or e-mail .

Tree planting information can also be found at