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Extension Forestry

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

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.

Upcoming Offerings:

 

Invasive Forest Weed Control Field Practicum

September 30, 2017 – Arlington

Invasive weeds not only inhibit the growth of or even kill your trees, they cause significant ecological harm by taking over ecosystems, crowding out native species, degrading wildlife habitat, and increasing erosion. Controlling these noxious invaders is a challenging but essential task for landowners. At these field practicums, you will learn to identify and control some of the most common invasive weeds that cause economic and environmental damage in forests, including: holly, ivy, blackberries, knotweed, reed canary grass, butterfly bush, Scotch broom, and more. The practicum will cover both chemical (including organic-approved) and non-chemical control options. This practicum ais completely field-based and centered around hands-on learning. Early registration discount–save $15 before September 23rd

Weed practicum details and registration

 

Alder Management Workshop

October 6-7, 2017 – Arlington

This two-day workshop will take a comprehensive look at both the challenges and opportunities that red alder presents to landowners. We will discuss management options for different property sizes and different property uses (e.g. small-scale timber production vs. backyard forests and natural areas) and how to provide for long-term health, habitat, and water quality in the process. Topics include what to do with over-mature alder that is falling apart, how to grow and market alder, state and county regulations on removing alder in riparian zones, and more. This workshop includes a field trip. Early registration discount–save $20 before September 29th!

Alder workshop details and registration

 

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