WSU Puget Sound Extension Forestry Classes and Events
We offer a variety of forestry education offerings throughout the year, including workshops, field tours, field days, and short courses.
- Puget Sound Forest Owners Field Day
- Forest Health Seminars
- Forest Health and Wildfire Seminars
- Forest Stewardship Coached Planning
Puget Sound Forest Owners Field Day – August 10th
The workshops you want, all in one day
The Field Day will feature forestry specialists from around the region offering classes, workshops, demonstrations, tours, and resources on a variety of topics throughout the day for forest owners of all skill levels (from “newbie” to seasoned veteran). There will also be vendor exhibits from forestry agencies, organizations, and other resource and equipment providers that will allow participants to network with professionals in addition to other forest owners. Whether you have just a couple wooded acres or a large forest tract, if you have trees on your property, you won’t want to miss this year’s Field Day.
This year’s field day will be Saturday, August 10th, at Pilchuck Tree Farm near Arlington. Register before July 26th for an early registration discount. Field Day details and registration.
Forest Health Seminars
Understanding tree mortality
Dead and dying trees have proliferated throughout western Washington. especially with cedars and hemlocks, causing concern for many property owners. Attend one of these public seminar to learn why so many trees are dying right now and how to recognize when there’s a problem on your property. Topics include insects, diseases, and drought, and what property owners should do (and not do) to increase tree resilience and mitigate impacts.
Enumclaw – July 22nd
The Enumclaw Forest Health Seminar will be held Monday, July 22nd, from July 22nd, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Enumclaw Library, 1700 1st Street, Enumclaw, WA 98022. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required due to space limitations.
Forest Health and Wildfire Seminars
What’s happening to our forests?
Increasing tree mortality and fire risk are serious threats to health and safety, water quality, and quality of life in Snohomish County. Dead and dying trees have proliferated throughout the county, especially with cedars, hemlocks, and maples. Wildfire and smoke are growing concerns. Could what happened in California happen here? Join local forest experts from UW and WSU at a free seminar to learn about what’s happening, why it’s happening, what it means for your property and your watershed, and what you should and should not be doing.
Darrington – September 4th
Save the date – the Darrington seminar will be the evening of Wednesday, September 4th. More details will be available soon.
Monroe – October 3rd
Forest Stewardship Coached Planning
A forestry course for landowners
Our flagship course 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 course 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.