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Trees like these along the river may be able to be saved, depending on how old they are, the amount of foliage left and how big the limbs or bark damage is. (Wimberley View photo by Gary Zupancic)

Can these trees be saved?

A storm or other disaster can leave trees looking like there’s no tomorrow. Major  limbs  may  be  broken  or  damaged,  foliage  may  be  shredded  or  stripped,  or the bark may be torn or gouged. But what at first glance may look like mortal wounds are not necessarily fatal to a tree. Trees have an amazing ability to recover from storm damage.
First, assess the damage: Before writing off a damaged tree as a goner,” homeowners should evaluate their trees by asking the following questions:

Many homes, like these, near River Road, are suseptable to flood. Drying out your home after a flood is crucial to prevent molds and other disease-causing contaminates. (Daily Record photo by David Short)

Drying out your home before rebuilding

After the flood waters recede and the clean up has been done, most folks want to get back into their homes and start rebuilding. The problem is that wood that has been submerged in water has likely absorbed a large amount of water. Rebuilding too quickly after a flood can cause continuing problems such as mold growth, insect infestations, and deterioration of the wood and wall coverings. Flood waters are not clean water; therefore, most porous building materials must be removed and replaced with new materials. The following steps should be followed:

Interactive play for children to show at Long Center

AUSTIN — Central Texas’ most well-known children’s theatre company, Pollyanna Theatre in Strategic Alliance with the Long Center, presents “In My Own Backyard – An Interactive Theatre Experience for Very Young Children” by playwright Bethany Lynn Corey, June 10-13 at 9:30 and 11 a.m. at the AT&T Conference Room the Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 West Riverside, in Austin.

2014 Hill Country Alliance photo contest winner by Tod Grubbs.

HCA photo contest deadline May 31

Imagine the Texas Hill Country you want future generations to inherit. That is the call and theme for this year’s photo contest hosted by the Hill Country Alliance (HCA). Winning images will become the visual heart of HCA’s 2016 calendar. The deadline to enter is midnight, May 31, 2015.


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