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 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 2018 – Whidbey Island – Tuesdays starting March 6th
- Spring 2018 – Vashon – Mondays starting March 26th *Sold Out*
Ties to the Land
Succession Planning Workshop for Forest and Farm Owning Families
Many family forest and farm owners want to preserve their family lands but face challenges engaging family members in ownership and operations. This program explores succession planning,the “human side of estate planning,” which focuses on ways to maintain family ties to the land from generation to generation, building awareness of key challenges facing families who own forest and farmland, and motivating families to address those challenges.
Forestry Current Use Taxation Seminar for King County Property Owners
April 12, 2018 – Covington
This free seminar will introduce the current use taxation programs that are available to property owners with forested/wooded property in King County. These programs can provide qualified property owners with significant property tax savings. The seminar will cover detailed descriptions, qualifications, and the application process for these programs. Current Use Tax seminar details and registration.
Invasive Forest Weed Control
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-based, hands-on 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 practicums cover both chemical and non-chemical control options.
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