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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

2020 Forest Owners Winter School

Take time during the off-season for forestry education

Do you want to learn new things about enjoying and caring for your property? Do you want to learn things like how to grow gourmet mushrooms; why so many trees are dying and what to do; how to sharpen, maintain, and safely operate your chainsaw; how to handle problematic legal issues like easements and trespass; how to improve wildlife habitat; and much more? If so, this Winter School is for you!

Details and registration

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

Nothing currently scheduled – please check back later.

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

Nothing currently scheduled – please check back later.

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. This course is sold-out

 

 


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