Fall classes, beginning Oct. 11, at Pearsons Falls open to all

Published 4:03 pm Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Identification and care of local trees and shrubs is the topic of classes being offered at Pearsons Falls Glen on three successive Mondays in October. The public is invited to join Tryon Garden club members for these informative sessions. There is a nominal fee for each class plus gate admission.

The schedule is as follows:&bsp; On Monday, October 11, John Vining, county extension director, will identify native shrubs and vines in the glen. The differences between native and nonnative shrubs and vines will be discussed using examples along the trail.

On Monday, October 18, Todd Mullen, arborist, will discuss how to recognize potential and critical problems affecting our trees and forests. Demonstrations and examples of remedies will be included. Questions are most welcome.

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Finally, on Monday, October 25, Phil Nisbet, local landscaper and naturalist, will discuss leaf and bark characteristics useful in tree identification. A hand-out will be distributed to class participants.

It is suggested you bring a pair of binoculars and a camera to the classes.

Attendees will meet in the clubhouse at Pearsons Falls at 9:45 a.m. before going out into the glen. Classes will end approximately at 12 p.m. Class sizes are limited to 10 persons.&bsp; To register or to obtain further information, call 864-457-7278.

Tryon Garden Club is a 503c(3) organization and membership is open. Contact Lee Cudlip for further information regarding membership.