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Volunteers are needed for pruning time with SOF


Last updated 11/26/2021 at 1:51pm

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Save Our Forest volunteers work to trim trees all year to maintain a shady walkable town; this tree is in the median across from Wells Fargo Bank.

FALLBROOK – For all tree lovers who realize the value and benefit of trees, fall and winter colder weather is the right time to prune. Trees are in a dormant stage getting ready for a spring surge of growth. While preparing to prune, keep in mind that trees often need "balancing" out.

Variations in seasons, the sun's angles and intensity, water and tree type affect the growing hardiness and directionality of tree limbs, leaf fullness and overall shape through time. Save Our Forest is a committee of the Fallbrook Land Conservancy which addresses these all important factors in the work they provide for the community.

Helene Beck, left, hears Save Our Forest/Environmental Ed teacher Jean Dooley describe needed pruning for leaf health and to promote maximum growth and shade.

Additionally, meeting county road standards for street trees and visible road signs are extremely important. Knowing these standards keeps Fallbrook safe, and our pedestrian walkways a pleasant place to be. Near many of those trees are benches which have dedications to loved ones –either in honor of, or in memoriam – given to the community from those who support the SOF efforts and believe in the greater power of walkable streets and paths with respites for a leisurely stroll through our downtown.

Volunteers with SOF do the work of trimming and pruning twice a month throughout Fallbrook. This committee is constantly rescuing and maintaining many of the 2,700+ trees they have planted since 1995. New volunteers are encouraged to give time when they can and learn while they work. For more information, call FLC at 760-728-0889.

Submitted by Save Our Forest.


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