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Expert: Heat and drought are hard on trees - The Grand Island Independent: Ag News

Expert: Heat and drought are hard on trees

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Posted: Saturday, August 4, 2012 10:30 pm

Woody plants across the state are also suffering from continued heat and drought. Nebraskans should pay particular attention to trees and shrubs and thoroughly water them if they begin to show signs of leaf wilt, discoloration or drying, especially at leaf edges, said Amy Seiler of the Nebraska Forest Service.

“A dry winter, minimal spring rains, record high temperatures and low summer precipitation have put extreme stress on trees this summer,” Seiler said. Challenges of this sort also increase their susceptibility to insects and disease later on. Trees are able to obtain moisture longer than most other plants due to deeper roots, so symptoms tend to be more delayed. Some symptoms may not appear until months or even years later.

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