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Wet, windy winter could be last straw for drought-stressed trees

In this Times Colonist article, Dan Sharp from Davey's Victoria, British Columbia, office talks about how the summer drought will affect trees this winter and how you can protect them. 

Posted: October 12, 2021 large tree in the winter

And so it begins.

A falling tree hits a power line in North Saanich, knocking out power to the Swartz Bay ferry terminal.

B.C. Ferries is unable to lift its loading ramps. ­Several sailings are cancelled. The lineups snake for a kilometer and the plans for thousands of people are thrown into disarray. Frustrations mount.

Power-outage season is underway … early.

And B.C. Hydro says we can expect more darkness, colder homes and other inconveniences associated with outages as we head into a La Niña fall and winter that is forecast to bring more wind, rain and colder ­temperatures.

Trees are weakened from an extraordinary summer of blistering heat and extended dry spells, which means more trees will be blown down onto power lines.

Keep reading here to learn how to protect your trees this winter. 

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