Submitted by Sue Fritz, Secretary, West Central Chapter, Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association

RIVER FALLS, WI -- Area woodland owners are invited to learn about “Evaluating Symptoms and Diagnosing Tree Problems” at an educational meeting on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at West Wind Supper Club in River Falls. The meeting is hosted by the West Central Chapter of the Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association.

The meeting begins with networking at 9:30 a.m.; a short business meeting and program will begin at 10:00 a.m. and conclude around 11:30 a.m. Speaker Diana Alfuth, Pierce County UW Extension horticulture educator, said trees can be affected by a wide variety of things, some of them cosmetic and harmless, and others, deadly. In this program, attendees will learn how to evaluate tree health and how to recognize symptoms of tree problems and what the possible causes may be. This will help to know when to relax, when to worry, when to dig deeper, and when to panic!

The event is free to chapter members and $5 for nonmembers. Please register in advance by contacting Sue Fritz at 715-425-5642.

The Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association is dedicated to ensuring future generations will enjoy the beauty and utility of woodlands. The West Central Chapter comprises Pierce, St. Croix, Buffalo and Pepin counties and meets several times each year to learn about woodland management and related topics.