The Henrico County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension will host a free program Thursday, June 22 to teach residents how to prepare trees for severe weather events.
The Urban Tree Weather Preparedness program will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. in the demonstration kitchen at the Extension Office, 8600 Dixon Powers Drive. The program will be led by Joel Koci, urban forestry extension associate with the Virginia Cooperative Extension at Virginia State University.
Residents will learn how to mitigate the risks of extreme weather events on established urban trees, which provide environmental and monetary benefits to the community.
With a recent increase in severe weather, preparation and maintenance are necessary to reduce property damage, monetary loss and tree damage, said Ed Olsen, Henrico associate extension agent for agriculture and natural resources/horticulture. The program will include an opportunity to walk through a forested area to identify potential hazards.