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Classes and Events

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.

Upcoming Events

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 the Puget Sound area. Dead and dying trees have proliferated throughout the area, especially with cedars, hemlocks, and maples. Wildfire and smoke are growing concerns. Could what happened in California happen here? Join local forest experts 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.

Upcoming offerings

Monroe – November 19th

The Monroe Seminar will be Tuesday, November 19th, from 5:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way, Monroe, WA 98272. Admission is free, and no pre-registration is necessary.

North Bend – December 10th

The North Bend Seminar will be Tuesday, December 10th, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the North Bend Library, 115 E 4th St, North Bend, WA 98045. Admission is free, and no pre-registration is necessary.

Carnation – December 12th

The Carnation Seminar will be Thursday, December 12th, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Carnation Library, 4804 Tolt Ave, Carnation, WA 98014. Admission is free, and no pre-registration is necessary.

Issaquah – December 17th

The Issaquah Seminar will be Tuesday, December 17th, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Issaquah Library, 10 W Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027. Admission is free, and no pre-registration is necessary.

Forest Stewardship Webinars

Learn from your home or office

We offer periodic live webinars on various forest stewardship topics. The webinars are free, but pre-registration is required.

Upcoming Offerings

Forest Health – November 14th

We are reprising our popular webinar from earlier this year about why so many trees have been dying lately. It will be offered twice: 12:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m.

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.

Upcoming Offerings:

Winter 2020 Online

Tuesdays, starting January 28th.


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