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 the 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. Explore how weather impacts trees and how to respond in the aftermath of a storm to protect people and treat storm-damaged trees.
Presenter: Emily Swihart, University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator,
This program is being offered by the University of Illinois Extension office.