This Arbor Week, Waldo County Soil & Water Conservation District and Maine Forest Service invites the public to visit Belfast City Park and Arboretum and learn about tree planting.

On Thursday, May 24, from 3 to 5 p.m., tour guides will talk about and demonstrate selection and different methods of planting trees — from small seedlings to balled/burlapped ornamental trees. There will be two saplings on hand to plant. Participants will also take home a small seedling to plant. Meet at Belfast City Park on Northport Avenue.

These workshops are open to the general public, as well as landowners, foresters, loggers, and others interested in the stewardship of trees and woodlands. They offer a brief, two-hour opportunity for observation, questions, and discussion.

This event is free and open to the public, and involves walking outdoors, and will occur rain, snow, or shine. Please dress for field conditions.

For more information contact Aleta McKeage, technical director of Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District, at 218-5311, or Morten Moesswilde, Midcoast District forester with the Maine Forest Service, at 441-2895.