Washington State University

Extension Forestry

Alder Management Workshop

October 13th, 2018

9:00AM – 4:00PM

Stand of alder trees

Learn how to grow red alder from the experts!

No longer considered a “weed-tree”, red alder is now very marketable wood and log prices are competing even with Douglas fir.  However, red alder management can be tricky and comes with equal parts challenge and opportunity.  With that in mind, this workshop will cover all things alder as they relate to small forest owners.  Forestry experts will help equip you with the knowledge and resources to grow alder with research-backed management practices.

What We’ll Cover:

Through presentations, field tours, and demonstrations we will cover: red alder ecology, silviculture, markets, products, milling options, log grading, options for existing unmanaged stands, and more!

What’s included:

  • Presentations from recognized experts in hardwood management
  • Field tour of managed and unmanaged alder stands
  • Log grading demonstration
  • Lunch
  • Q & A sessions


When:    Saturday, October 13th, 2018 (9:00AM – 4:00PM)

Where:  Custer Creek Tree Farm – 2943 State Route 6  Raymond, WA 98577

Cost:      $30 per person, $40 per couple, children are welcome (additional lunches available for $10)


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Send a check payable to “WSU Extension” to:

WSU Forestry Extension

351 NW North St.

Chehalis, WA 98532



Call Patrick Shults at (360) 740-1213 or email at


Need Accommodations?

Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs. To request accommodations, you must call Patrick Shults at (360) 740-1213 or email at at least two weeks in advance. WSU Extension programs and policies are consistent with federal and state laws and regulations on nondiscrimination regarding race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, and sexual orientation. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local WSU Extension office.

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