Heightened tree mortality in Western Washington

The majority of trees that DNR’s Forest Health Program has examined show no indication of being killed by pathogens, insects, or other animals. Fortunately, even in the hardest-hit stands, the majority of trees received adequate water and are unaffected.


Landowners may see an increase in the number of red trees as the weather heats up, but if green trees have put out a flush of new, expanding bright needles on branch tips this spring, they are likely to survive.


For information, contact Glenn Kohler, DNR forest entomologist, 360-902-1342, [email protected] or your county WSU extension office.


News Director of Jodesha Broadcasting since October 2007. Dave Haviland moved to Grays Harbor in 1979 and graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1993.