People can get tips on tree pruning at MDC workshop

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JOPLIN, 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 they will be doing in the months ahead.

Area homeowners can get information on tree pruning at a free Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) tree pruning workshop at 10 a.m., Dec. 5 at the MDC office in Neosho, located at 1510 S. Business Highway 49.

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

Registration is requested, but not required for this program. To register or to get more information, call the Joplin MDC office at 417-629-3423 or e-mail MDC Community Forester Jon Skinner at For more information on backyard tree care, go online to