11/07/2019 – 11/07/2019

131 Waquoit Highway/Route 28

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All About the Trees

Featured Speaker: Russell Norton, Agriculture and Horticulture Extension Educator, Cape Cod Cooperative Extension

When it rains, it pours! This seems to be a common occurrence these days. Rainwater is a valuable resource and there are practical ways of managing stormwater on your own piece of Cape Cod to avoid property damage and protect water quality. There are landscape design choices that welcome the rain and offer attractive alternatives to the traditional landscape. And, there are ways to conserve water for those dry spells in between.

Russell will focus on trees including assessing your yard for hazards and tree health assessments; how to handle tree damage and find professionals to do tree and other work beyond the skills of the homeowner. He will explain why trees are essential to the wellbeing of the Cape and although a downed tree can cause a power outage, trees can also be helpful during power outages and give all sorts of benefits that make us more resilient in the long run. He’ll also give some hints on what to expect with trees as a result of climate change so people can plan ahead.