JANUARY 11, 2012

How trees respond to pruning … a tree’s point of view

We see trees as the backbone of our desert landscapes.  They usually are the first things that catch our eye.  We can see their structure, form and character.  We can see how they provide food and habitat for native wildlife, as well as shade, color, and beauty for humans.

What we cannot see is how our unintentional mismanagement and improper pruning practices can impact the health of a tree … until now.  The Carefree Desert Gardens invites you to spend an informative and enjoyable morning with Rebecca Senior, Program Coordinator for the Desert Landscaper School at the Desert Botanical Garden.  A Certified Arborist and Master Gardener, Rebecca will bring examples, including sanded and sealed wood pieces, for us to see what is happening at the heart of the trees.  She will provide us a bit of tree biology and share her mantra, if you “know the why, you will know the how.”

Join us Saturday, January 21, 2012, at 9:30 a.m.  The program will run approximately until noon at the Town Council Chambers located in the U.S. Post Office Building, 100 Easy Street, Carefree.  As our goal is to be self-supporting, a $5 (or more) donation is appreciated.  Seating is limited, so come early.  For information call 480-488-3686.

JANUARY 11, 2012

NRA Co-Sponsoring 3-Gun Nation Championship Finale Rumble on the Range

FAIRFAX, Va. – The 3-Gun Nation Championship Finale, "Rumble on the Range," a high-energy championship and one of the most exciting sporting events in America, will take place January 18, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV.  The winner earns the coveted title of 3-Gun Nation Champion, including a cash prize of $50,000 from Leupold Tactical Optics and NBC Sports.  The National Rifle Association is a co-sponsor of this event. 

3 gun nation logoMembers of the news media are invited to cover this event.  Please e-mail your credential requests to:  contact@3GunNation.com

The details of the event are as follows:
"The 3-Gun Nation Championship Finale! Rumble on the Range"
January 18, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Clark County Shooting Range in Las Vegas, NV

Three-Gun, also known as multi-gun, is a practical, action-shooting sport in which competitors utilize a rifle, pistol and shotgun to engage targets throughout the competition course.  The 3-Gun Nation Championship is the culminating event on the FNH USA 3-Gun Nation Tour, presented by SureFire.

Full media kits will be provided onsite, or upon request.  Go to www.3GunNation.com to learn more about 3-Gun Nation.