Sharpen Your Pruning Skills with Pfeiffer Nature Center

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Event Date(s): Sat, 03/31/2012 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
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With Spring just around the corner, learn proper pruning and tree care with Pfeiffer Nature Center who is hosting Pruning 101, a beginners workshop on how to prune your young yard trees. This workshop will be lead by Master Forest Owner, Joe Schueckler.  Mr. Schueckler will provide an overview of proper pruning techniques, including when to prune, how to prune, and how best to protect your trees after pruning.  This will be a hands-on event and attendees will be given a chance to practice pruning young trees on his property.  Nothing beats hands-on experience when you are learning how to prune trees!  So all attendees are encouraged to bring gloves, hand pruners, and/or loppers.

 This workshop will be held on March 31, 2012 starting at 10:30 am until 12:30 pm.  This event will take place at Joe Schueckler’s property; directions will be given when you register.  The registration fee is $10 for the General Public and $5 for PNC members.

 To register for this event, please call (716)-933-0187 or email naturalist [at] pfeiffernaturecenter [dot] org.  The registration deadline is March 28, 2012.  Cash and checks are the only accepted form of payment.

 Pfeiffer Nature Center is a not-for-profit organization committed to building a foundation of knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the intrinsic values and aesthetic qualities of the natural world while instilling a sense of responsibility and stewardship for the natural world within the global community.  For more information, please visit

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Pfeiffer Nature Center's Office
14 South Main Street
Portville, NY 14770
United States
Phone: 716-933-0187
42° 2' 16.3032" N, 78° 20' 23.9172" W
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Top 10 site for Steelhead Fishing

Cattaraugus Creek has been listed in the top 10 sites for Steelhead Fishing (rainbow trout fishing) by 2 outdoor magazines. Steelhead Trout AKA Rainbow trout are very similar to Salmon in both taste and habits. Unlike other areas of the United States, our native Rainbow trout (Steelhead Trout) spend a majority of time in Lake Erie a freshwater lake and spawn in the Cattaraugus Creek and other tributaries.

The following is from the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation's article "Steelhead Fishing in Lake Erie Tributaries"

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