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Workshop on fire damaged trees is Monday

Landowners whose landscapes may have been damaged by wildfires may find their trees are more susceptible to attacks from bark beetles, which can further weaken the trees or even kill them.

To find out which of your trees may be in danger of an attack, attend a two-hour workshop 9-11 a.m. Monday at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offices in Gardnerville via interactive video. The Extension is located at 1329 Waterloo Lane.

The workshop will be presented by Gail Durham, a Nevada Division of Forestry Forest Health specialist.

Durham explained that trees become stressed by fire and are more likely to be attacked by beetles. This, in turn, cause bark beetle populations to rise dramatically, putting more trees at risk. Durham's workshop helps you determine which trees are at risk and how to prevent the physical and fungal damage bark beetles can cause. This training may provide continuing education units to professional green industry workers.

The workshop is part of Cooperative Extension's Green Industry Continuing Education Series, which provides current, accurate and useful information to Nevada's green industry in way that respects green industry members' fast-paced schedules.

Persons in need of special accommodations or assistance should contact Ashley Andrews, (775) 784-4848 or prior to the workshop.

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