SDSU Extension and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture will be hosting a tree workshop in Sioux Falls next week to help residents deal with the aftermath of the spring ice storm.

Two forestry specialists will be on hand to answer questions about bent and broken trees and offer guidance on whether trees can be saved.

SDSU Extension Forestry Specialist John Ball says the storm that moved through eastern South Dakota left thousands of broken and damaged trees in its wake.

Ball and community forester Rick Mayko will demonstrate how tree owners can decide whether a tree is worth saving and they'll also offer pruning and repair techniques.

The workshop is planned for Monday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Sioux Falls.

source: Associated Press

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