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SWEETWATER â€“ The Texas AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a tree health program from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in the meeting room on the third floor of the Nolan County Courthouse in Sweetwater.
Zach Wilcox, AgriLife Extension agent in Nolan County, said the programâ€™s main objective will be to determine what, if anything, can be done with the many landscape trees affected by last yearâ€™s record heat and drought.
â€śIâ€™ve looked at a number of trees this spring at the request of concerned property owners,â€ť Wilcox said. â€śMany trees here in town are completely dead. There are also those that have dead limbs or that have suffered some top-kill.
â€śBy conducting this program, we will try to shine some light on the reason for the tree die-off, explore ways to salvage those trees that are not completely dead and look at strategies to protect landscape trees in the future.â€ť
Wilcox said Jim Houser, Texas Forest Serviceâ€™s regional forest health coordinator at Austin, will present the program and be available to answer questions.
Individual registration is $10 payable at the door.
For more information contact Wilcox at 325-236-6912, firstname.lastname@example.org.