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Forest Health Seminar – April 22nd on Vashon

Posted by brendan.whyte | March 4, 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 (WSU) Extension Forestry will be giving 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, associate 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. Space is limited, though, so be sure to arrive early to ensure you get a seat.

This seminar will be held Monday, April 22nd, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust building, 10014 SW Bank Rd.

For more information contact Kelsey Ketcheson, WSU Extension Forestry, or call 206-263-1128.

Acknowledgements and Accommodations

These programs are made possible in part by funding from King Conservation District and Washington State University, and in-kind support from the Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust.

Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication or program information or reasonable accommodation need to contact Kelsey Ketcheson at WSU Extension Forestry or call 206-263-1128 at least two weeks prior to the event.