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Will your trees survive the storms? WSU Extension offers workshop to reduce, manage wind damage to trees

EVERETT, Wash. – Powerful windstorms are regular visitors to the Cascade foothills, especially this time of year. Washington State University Extension is offering a workshop for people living in wooded areas on how to reduce the risk of wind damage to trees and how to properly clean up tree damage after a storm to prevent further problems.

The workshop will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Preston Community Center, 8625 310th Ave SE, Preston, Wash., east of Seattle. Topics to be covered include:

  • management strategies for wind-firm trees
  • agents that predispose trees to wind damage
  • appropriate and inappropriate practices to prevent wind damage to a tree
  • dealing with a wind-damaged tree
  • hiring a tree care professional

The workshop will be taught by experts from WSU Extension and the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

Cost is $20 per person or $25 per couple. Registration information is available at http://snohomish.wsu.edu/forestry/wind12.htm or by calling 425-357-6023.

Persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations while participating in this program may call WSU Extension in advance at 425-357-6023. If accommodation is not requested in advance, WSU Extension cannot guarantee the availability of accommodation on site.

Media Contacts

Kevin Zobrist, WSU Regional Extension Forestry Specialist, 425/357-6017 kevin.zobrist@wsu.edu