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Thousands of trees are struck by lightning every year. These trees will have varying degrees of damage ranging from complete shattering and destruction of the tree, to a slow lingering death, to virtually no apparent damage at all (Figure 1).
This Plan is intended to outline plans for preparing for emergencies and for immediate response and short-term recovery efforts in an emergency.
Conifers are commonly planted in North America to provide year-round screening, as windbreaks or as focal trees in the landscape.
Mulch is often applied in landscape planting beds for weed control, but little research has focused specifically on mulch and preemergence (PRE) herbicide combinations.