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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 Seminars

Understanding tree mortality

Dead and dying trees have proliferated throughout western Washington. Cedars and hemlocks have been particularly hard-hit, causing concern for many property owners. Attend one of these public seminar to learn why so many trees are dying right now and how to recognize when there’s a problem on your property. Topics include insects, diseases, and drought, and what property owners should do (and not do) to increase tree resilience and mitigate impacts.

Upcoming offerings

Concrete – September 27th

The Concrete Seminar will be  Friday, September 27th, from 5:30PM to 7:00PM at the Concrete Community Center, 45821 Railroad St, Concrete, WA 98237. Admission is free, and no pre-registration is necessary.

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 Snohomish County. Dead and dying trees have proliferated throughout the county, especially with cedars, hemlocks, and maples. Wildfire and smoke are growing concerns. Could what happened in California happen here? Join local forest experts from UW and WSU 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

Darrington – September 4th

The Darrington seminar will be Wednesday, September 4th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Darrington Community Center, 570 Sauk Ave, Darrington, WA 98241. Admission is free, and no pre-registration is necessary.

Stanwood – September 12th

The Stanwood seminar will be Thursday, September 12th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Stanwood Library, 701 271st St NW, Stanwood, WA 98292. Admission is free, and no pre-registration is necessary.

Monroe – November 19th

The Monroe seminar will be Tuesday, November 19th, from 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. (new date and time) at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way, Monroe, WA 98272. Admission is free, and no pre-registration is necessary.

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.

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