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Webinar: Trees and Storm Damage

  • May 11, 2022
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The University of Illinois Extension Forestry team presents a series on nine webinars for woodland owners this spring.  The series is free and open to the public and will explore how landowners can manage manage their trees for better return on investment, improve habitat for wildlife species, learn more about the native ecosytems and restoration potential, and mitigate forest threats such as forest pests, invasive plants, and storm damage. 

Trees are wonderful plants to incorporate into our landscape and have in our communities but what happens when midwestern weather events threaten the health and safety of these plants? Snow, and ice can weigh heavy on trees resulting in branch failure. Wind events can whip and twist limbs, influencing structural stability of tree canopies. Two diametrically opposed climate events of drought and flooding may not produce immediate symptoms of stress but may emerge over time.  Join us as we explore the factors of weather that impact our trees and how to respond in the aftermath of a storm to protect people and treat storm damaged trees.  Emily Swihart will present.

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