PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Extension Forestry Specialist for SDSU says it appears that the trees and greenery along the river in Pierre and Fort Pierre were not hurt as badly as first thought following the flood of two years ago. John Ball spoke yesterday at a tree seminar at the SDSU Regional Extension Center in Pierre. He talked about the ongoing effects of the 2011 flood on trees along the river and also covered other tree related questions. Ball says now that a few years have passed, it appears that the trees in the central part of the state survived the flood better than trees in areas of southeast South Dakota that flooded in 2011.
Ball says last year’s dry weather has also been pretty hard on trees-especially since it followed a year that brought too much water in some areas. He says the greenery needs a year in which precipitation levels are just right—not too much, or too little.
Ball says the website www.igrow.org will have information added regarding drought impact on trees, along with other helpful tips.
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