MDC tree pruning workshop scheduled

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EL DORADO SPRINGS, Mo. – Winter is the prime time to prune trees. That means now is a good time for homeowners and landowners to get helpful advice on tree work that will be done in coming months.

Area homeowners can get information on tree pruning at a Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) tree pruning workshop at 3 p.m., Oct. 18 at the MDC Office in El Dorado Springs. The office is located at 1109 S. Main St.

MDC foresters will share tips on selecting proper tools and what are the best methods that will help you avoid future problems.

Registration is requested, but not required. To register or to get more information, call the MDC offices in El Dorado Springs (417-875-5792) or Joplin (417-629-3423). People can also e-mail MDC Urban Forester Jon Skinner at