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.
Invasive Weed Control Field Practicum
New Date: October 8, 2016 – Arlington
Controlling invasive and noxious weeds is a challenging but essential task for landowners. In this hands-on field practicum, you will learn to identify and control some of the most common invasive weeds that plague forest landowners. You will practice multiple control techniques, including hand-pulling, root digging, using a weed wrench, sheet mulching, foliar herbicides, cut stump treatments, and stem injection.
Fall 2016 Pizza Seminars
Our “pizza seminars” are a chance to enjoy some pizza while listening to an educational presentation. This year’s seminars will be held at the WSU Skagit County Extension office in Burlington. Each seminar is 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Remaining 2016 seminars:
- Forest Owner Legal Issues (liability, trespass, access, neighbor conflicts, etc.) – Wednesday October 12th
- Forest Safety and Security (trespass, vandalism, illegal dumping, etc.) – Wednesday October 19th
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.
- Spring 2017 – Friday Harbor – Saturdays starting March 11th