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Weather Update: Protect smaller trees

Update on Scott Maben report re: snow storm:

Snowfall has been especially heavy in North Idaho. Coeur d’Alene awoke to 6 to 8 inches, with tree branches and power lines weighted down by the sticky, dense snow. While conifers were most susceptible to the powerful Nov. 19 windstorm in the Inland Northwest, deciduous trees and bushes are especially prone to damage from this week’s snow. “The number one tree that is falling right now is the willow tree, and small deciduous trees are breaking – a lot of plums and stuff like that,” said Don Taylor, who owns a Coeur d’Alene tree care service. Taylor recommends tree owners knock the heavy snow off smaller trees and bushes to spare them from lasting damage. “It needs to be done soon, otherwise they’ll stay bent over and they get cellular damage from the cold temperatures. And that makes it basically just stay in that position,” he said. Taylor also cautioned people to not park under trees, as more branches are likely to come down. Full story here.

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