Tree maintenance and recovery from storm damage |

Tree maintenance and recovery from storm damage

The SD Dept. of Ag and SD Cooperative Extension Service will sponsor two free workshops on tree maintenance and recovery from the recent storm.

“Once the fallen trees are removed, the question becomes how to repair the damage on the trees you want to keep,” said Dr. John Ball with SD Cooperative Extension. “Participants will learn how to determine if a tree is worth saving, pruning techniques and tools to restore the form and tips on hiring a tree company to work on large trees.”

The first workshop will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. MDT on Thursday, Oct. 24, at the West River Ag Center, 1905 Plaza Blvd., Rapid City. The second will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. MDT on Friday, Oct. 25, at Hudson Hall, 222 West Hudson St., Spearfish.

Agriculture is South Dakota’s No. 1 industry, generating over $21 billion in annual economic activity and employing more than 122,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s mission is to promote, protect, preserve and improve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at or find us on Facebook at and Twitter @SDAgriculture.

–S.D. Dept. of Agriculture

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