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Learn about wind and trees at workshop

Powerful windstorms are a way of life on Whidbey Island, especially this time of year. Will your trees survive the storms?

Washington State University Extension is offering a workshop for people living in wooded areas about how to reduce wind damage risks to trees and properly clean-up tree damage after a storm to prevent further problems.

The workshop will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 at the Pacific Rim Institute at 180 Parker Road near Coupeville.

Topics covered will include trees and power lines, management techniques for wind-firm forests, forest health issues relative to wind and how to properly care for trees both before and after a storm.

The cost is $20 per person or $25 per couple. Register by calling 425-357-6017 or visit the Whidbey Island Conservation District website at www.whidbeycd.org.

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