No easy or cheap solution to stressed trees on Seventh Avenue

The Village of Keremeos consulted with Thor Clausen of Bartlett Trees last week

  • Sep. 24, 2014 8:00 a.m.
Arbourist Thor Clausen checks out some of the stressed trees on Keremeos Seventh Avenue with Public Works Foreman Jordy Bosscha on September 22.

Arbourist Thor Clausen checks out some of the stressed trees on Keremeos Seventh Avenue with Public Works Foreman Jordy Bosscha on September 22.

The Village of Keremeos consulted with Thor Clausen of Bartlett Trees last week to see what could be done for a handful of trees on Seventh Avenue that appear to be suffering from heat stress that past couple of years.

“There doesn’t appear to be an easy solution to the problem,” reported Public Works Foreman Jordy Bosscha after meeting with Clausen on September 23.

 

“The problem has only appeared in the past two years – we consulted with Thor last year as well, but this year we’ll get a written report regarding what options for treatment might be available.”

Bosscha suspects the trees may be stressed because rainfall the past two summers has been sporadic, and when it did fall, came down so quickly and heavily the ground was unable to absorb it all.