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.