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.
2016 Summer Twilight Forest Tours
Summer nights learning in the woods
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.
Remaining 2016 Tours:
2016 Puget Sound Forest Owners Field Day
August 27, 2016 – Snoqualmie
The Forest Owners Field Day features 15 outdoor workshops for people with forested property. Forestry specialists from around the region will be providing classes, demonstrations, tours, and resources on a variety of topics throughout the day for forest owners of all skill levels (from “newbie” to seasoned veteran). Learn about tree health and mortality, chainsaw use, weeds, wildlife, mushrooms, and more! Whether you have just a couple wooded acres a large forest tract, if you have trees on your property, this field day is for you!
2016 San Juan Islands Forest Owners Field Day
September 17, 2016 – Lopez Island
For those of you in the San Juan Islands (or who fancy a trip to the San Juans for a beautiful day of forestry education), we’ll have a second, slightly smaller field day on Lopez Island. Learn about tree health and mortality issues, weeds, wildlife, mushrooms, fire risk, horse logging, and more!
Forest Stewardship Coached Planning
A forestry class for landowners
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 2016 – Deming – Thursdays starting September 15th
- Fall 2016 – Preston – Tuesdays starting September 20th
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