Mar. 6 column

If you live in the Inland Northwest — or in the Pacific Northwest, for that matter — you know that on Nov. 17, 2015, we had a horrific windstorm. There were peak wind gusts of 71 mph, four people lost their lives, there were power outages everywhere, and an incredible amount of damage left in its wake.

Now that spring is nearly here, homeowners are working on cleaning up the last of the damage and trying to decide which trees would make good replacements for those that were lost.

With this in mind, I have written this week’s column to address the aftermath of the windstorm and discuss how to choose new trees.

Here is a link to my column in today’s edition of The Spokesman-Review: Reviving the Urban Forest. Even if you live out of the area, or you didn’t experience any damage in the storm, this article includes important considerations for selecting trees in your landscape. There’s also an information box with several links to tree guides and other resources.

I hope you’ll find it interesting and helpful!