Root disease made trees vulnerable to wind damage

Toutle blowdown
Foresters from DNR’s Pacific Cascade Region in southwest Washington investigate a patch of trees blown down by past storms. The windthrow on state trust land in the Toutle Mountain Range appears to have been caused by Armillaria root disease in the trees. Photo: Florian Deisenhofer/DNR.

Root disease damaged these trees in the mountains. What would have happened if they were next to your house? Take care of your damaged and diseased trees before the winter storms hit. Look into getting expert help from a certified arborist.

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