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.
Vashon Forest Owners Field Day
Sunday July 26, 2015*
This is a smaller, local version of our regional field day. The Vashon Field Day will feature a suite of outdoor workshops specifically for people with wooded property on Vashon.
*New date (previously announced as 6/27).
Summer Twilight Tours
Long summer evenings are perfect for enjoying “twilight tours” of local forests. These free out-in-the-woods events are a chance to share ideas, see what others are doing, and look at real examples of challenges and solutions. Each tour concludes with a potluck dessert, so please bring something sweet to share.
- Water Quality, Riparian Management, and Fish Passage Twilight Tour – July 30th, 2015 in Arlington
- Wildlife Walking Trail Tour – August 16th, 2015 in Woodinville
North Puget Sound Forest Owners Field Day
August 29, 2015* – Conway (Skagit Count)
Save the date for our 2015 summer field day. This annual out-in-the-woods, family-friendly event allows you to attend up to six different outdoor classes and workshops on topics like tree planting, weed control, thinning, tree diseases, mushroom-growing, and more.
*New date (previously announced as 8/22)
San Juan Islands Forest Owners Field Day
September 26, 2015 – Eastsound
This is a smaller, local version of our regional field day. The San Juan Field Day will feature a suite of outdoor workshops specifically for people with wooded property in the San Juan Islands.
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.
- Fall 2015 – Preston – Tuesdays starting September 22
- Fall 2015 – Whidbey Island – Thursdays starting October 8 (New start date)
Native Trees of Western Washington
Presentations and Book Signings
Join WSU Extension Forestry Professor Kevin Zobrist for a presentation on native trees in western Washington. After each presentation he will be available to sign copies of his new book, “Native Trees of Western Washington – A Photographic Guide.” There are several events coming up:
- Camano Island – August 1st
- Bothell – August 8th
- Whidbey Island – August 15th