Free workshop: Forest and Tree Health

Hood River County Extension is offering a free workshop: Forest and Tree Health, 10 a.m. to noon at OSU Extension and Experiment Station conference room, 3005 Experiment Station Drive, Hood River. Glenn Ahrens, the new OSU Extension Forester for Hood River County, and Todd Murray, WSU Extension Skamania and Klickitat County natural resource extension agent, will share information about bark beetles and other common forest and tree health issues of concern in the Hood River area. Dying pine trees have been a common sight in the Hood River area this year. Winter storm damage and summer drought have contributed to an increase in forest pests and tree health issues. At this workshop, participants will learn to: Evaluate their trees and forest to determine risks from forest insects or other agents; Understand actions they can take to protect the health of their trees and forest; Identify bark beetle damage and other common health indicators; Find the assistance they need — financial, technical or educational — to improve the health of their trees and forest. Space is limited so registration is requested; call 541-386-3343 or email joanne.kiyokawa@oregonstate.edu.

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