WSU North Puget Sound Extension Forestry Classes and Events
We have a variety of forestry education offerings throughout the year, including workshops, field tours, field days, and short courses.
Forest Stewardship Coached Planning
Our flagship class will teach you how to assess your trees, avoid insect and disease problems, attract wildlife, and take practical steps to keep your forest on track to provide enjoyment and even income for years to come. In this class you will develop your own Forest Stewardship Plan, which brings state recognition as a Stewardship Forest and eligibility for cost-share assistance, and may also qualify you for significant property tax reductions.
- Spring 2014 – Online – New dates: Wednesdays starting April 23rd.
- Fall 2014 – Preston (King County) – Tuesdays starting September 16th.
Current Use Taxation Seminar
Tuesday April 8, 2014 in Fall City
This free seminar will discuss the current use taxation programs that are available to landowners with wooded property. There are multiple programs to choose from that will likely meet your property objectives. Programs including designated forestland, open space timber, and Public Benefit Rating System (PBRS), can provide qualified property owners with significant tax savings. Details and Registration.
Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation Workshop
Saturday April 12, 2014 in Greenbank
In this hands-on workshop, you will not only learn how to cultivate the mushrooms, but you’ll actually do it! Each participant will receive a small alder log to work with and we’ll go through the whole process of drilling, plugging, and waxing. You will have enough plugs to do your in-class log, along with extra plugs and wax to take home with you. We’ll use shiitake plugs in this workshop, as they are particularly easy to grow. Details and Registration.
Edible Wild Berries Workshop
Saturday April 26, 2014 in Everett
In this workshop, you’ll learn how to identify edible (and non-edible) berries. You’ll also learn about the growing conditions that produce the best crops; how to salvage native plants from natural growing sites; care and feeding of these plants in domestic conditions; and developing new plants from cuttings, seeds, and root division. Details and Registration.
North Puget Sound Forest Owners Field Day
Saturday July 26, 2014 in Arlington
The field day features a whole suite of our most popular forest stewardship workshops. The state’s top forestry specialists will be offering hands-on field sessions throughout the day on a variety of topics that will help you to better understand, protect, enhance, and enjoy your forest. Forest owners from around Western Washington are invited and encouraged to attend. Additional Information.
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