Workshop Offers Help For Trees Impacted by Drought


Are your trees showing signs of drought damage?  Oklahoma Forestry Services and Oklahoma State University Extension are partnering to provide an overview of drought impact on trees in the state, specifically southwestern Oklahoma, and to offer practical advice about caring for these trees.  Homeowners, landowners, land managers and natural resource professionals are encouraged to attend this free workshop at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, at the Comanche County Fairgrounds, Prairie Building, 820 SW Sheridan Road in Lawton.

“We have had a lot of inquiries about drought effects so we are pleased to be able to address those concerns with this workshop,” said Kevin Keys, Oklahoma Forestry Services forester.

The program topics and discussion will include:

  • Current drought situation in Oklahoma
  • Recent Mesonet data
  • Drought effects on neighborhoods, windbreaks and rural forests
  • Caring for trees, including proper watering techniques
  • Insect and disease issues
  • Available opportunities and assistance

Attendees are encouraged to bring photos of their ailing trees to receive a personal assessment by an Oklahoma Forestry Services forester. 

While there is no charge for this event, attendees are asked to confirm their attendance by contacting Kevin Keys, Oklahoma Forestry Services, at 580-223-3973 or kevin.keys@ag.ok.gov.

Oklahoma Forestry Services, a division of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food & Forestry, is committed to conserving, enhancing and protecting Oklahoma’s forests for current and future generations.