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Extension Forestry

WSU North 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.


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 2019 Online – Thursdays starting January 24th. This class is now full. Contact Kelsey Ketcheson to be added to the waiting list.


Forest Health Seminars

Dead and dying trees have proliferated throughout western Washington. Trees were particularly hard-hit in 2018, especially western redcedars, causing concern for many property owners. Attend one of these public seminar to learn why so many trees are dying right now. Learn what makes forests healthy or unhealthy and how to recognize when there’s a problem on your property. Topics include insects, diseases, and drought, including their environmental roles and the important interactions between them. Learn about what property owners should do (and not do) to increase tree resilience and mitigate impacts. The seminar will be taught by Kevin Zobrist, associate professor of forestry at WSU and author of the book Native Trees of Western Washington.


We will be offering shorter versions of this seminar as webinars. The webinars are free, but space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Tuesday January 15th webinars

  • 12:05 p.m. January 15th session – full
  • 7:05 p.m. January 15th session – full

Monday January 21st webinars

  • 12:05 p.m. January 21st session – full
  • 7:05 p.m. January 21st session – full

Stanwood – January 26th

This seminar will be offered as one of the sessions at the Country Living Expo. This seminar is included in the cost of admission to the Expo. Space is limited, so register for the Country Living Expo early to ensure your spot.

Mount Vernon – January 30th

This seminar, co-sponsored by the Mount Vernon City Library, will be held Wednesday, January 30th, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Lodge, 1717 S 13th St, Mt Vernon, WA 98274. Admission is free, and no pre-registration is necessary.

Langley – February 2nd

This seminar will be offered as one of the sessions at Sound Waters University. This seminar is included in the cost of admission to the event. Space is limited, so register for Sound Waters University early to ensure your spot.

Camano Island – March 9th

This seminar will be held Saturday, March 9th, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Camano Island Library, 848 N sunrise Blvd, Camano Island, WA, 98282. Admission is free, and no pre-registration is necessary. For more information, please visit the Camano Island Library web page for this event.

Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication or program information or reasonable accommodation need to contact Brendan Whyte at WSU Extension Forestry or call 425-357-6023 at least two weeks prior to the event.

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