Drought, storms put trees at risk

In this article with the Marin Independent Journal, Stephen Howard, sales arborist for Davey's San Francisco office, tells readers how they can help their trees stand strong through this year's brutal winter storms. 

Posted: Feb. 27, 2017

By PJ Bremier 

Each winter brings its share of emergency work for arborists working in Marin. But, for Stephen Howard of Davey Tree Expert Co., this winters storms, in terms of length and severity, have been the most intense in the five years he’s been with the company, mostly with hazardous or storm-damaged trees.

The company is based in San Francisco and covers Marin County.

For safety, Howard suggests having trees of most species evaluated every two or three years or whenever a tree is damaged, and doing preventive care for trees before next winter as any tree has the potential to fail at any time.

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