Texas A&M forester to speak May 13 about impact of drought on trees

The drought has taken a toll on trees in Texas, such as these lining the trail at Houston's Memorial Park. Photo courtesy of Texas A&M Forest Service

The drought has taken a toll on trees in Texas, such as these lining the trail at Houston’s Memorial Park. Photo courtesy of Texas A&M Forest Service

We all care about our trees and want to preserve them for many years to come. To learn more about this, please join the Somervell County Master Gardeners for its monthly Community Horticulture Education Series program at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 13, at the Somervell County Citizens Center.

Renee Burks, staff forester with Texas A&M Forest Service out of Hamilton, will present a program on how recent droughts have negatively impacted our trees as a whole. She will explain how to identify drought stress and identify some of the potential disease and insect problems that can be associated with drought stress.

Time permitting, Renee will also cover some of the recommended trees species we can plant in Somervell County.

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