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Forest Health Seminar – August 13th in Mount Vernon

Posted by kevin.zobrist | May 18, 2019

Learn why trees are dying and what to do

Dead and dying trees have proliferated throughout western Washington. Trees were particularly hard-hit in 2018, especially western redcedars, causing concern for many property owners. Washington State University Skagit County Extension Master Gardeners are hosting a free public seminar to explain why so many trees are dying right now and what property owners can do.

Learn what makes forests healthy or unhealthy and how to recognize when there’s a problem on your property. Topics include insects, diseases, and drought, including their environmental roles and the important interactions between them. Learn about what property owners should do (and not do) to increase tree resilience and mitigate impacts. The seminar will be taught by Kevin Zobrist, professor of forestry at WSU and author of the book Native Trees of Western Washington.

Details and Registration

Admission is free, and no registration is necessary.

The seminar will be Tuesday, August 13th, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the WSU Northwest Washington Research and Extension Center, 16650 State Route 536
Mount Vernon, WA 98273.

For more information contact Alex Dupont, Skagit County Master Gardener Program Coordinator, or call 360-428-4270, ext 227.