Washington State University Extension

Extension Forestry

Forest Stewardship Coached Planning

A class for people with wooded property

Fall 2014 – Preston (King County)


9/2/14 – This class is now full

  • This class is offered in other locations around the North Puget Sound area. For a list of upcoming locations, please visit our events page.
  • The next class will be online in winter 2015.
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Your Land. Your Trees. Your Goals.

Natural beauty, wildlife, investment, family ties, privacy, and peace and quiet, are some of the many reasons people value their property. Whatever your values are, this comprehensive university-based forestry class will help you get the most out of the land you love. Whether you have just a few acres of woods or a large forest tract, if you have trees on your property, this class is for you.


Topics covered include:

  • How do you know if your trees are healthy? What should you do if they aren’t?
  • Are characteristics of your property attracting or repelling the wildlife you enjoy? What can you do if wildlife cause damage?
  • Are there certain trees you should always keep or remove? How do you remove trees without damaging your land?
  • When selling logs, are you getting a fair deal or getting ripped off?
  • How do you find or grow edible berries or mushrooms? How do you cut holiday greens without hurting the tree?
  • Are invasive and noxious weeds taking over your underbrush? What are the risks and what can you do about it?
  • What kind of soil do you have and how does that affect what grows?


Save money, too!

As part of this class we will “coach” you in the writing of your own simple forestry plan that may qualify you for property tax reductions or conservation cost-share grants.



  • Class Sessions 6:30-9:30 PM Tuesday Evenings
  • September 16 – November 4, 2014
  • Saturday Field Trip October 18th.
  • Schedule and syllabus



Tuesday evening sessions will be held at the Preston Community Center, 8625 310th Ave SE, Preston, WA 98027 (driving directions and parking map).



  • $165 before August 23rd
  • $190 August 23rd or later

Cost is per individual or couple from the same household/ownership. Space is limited and is first-come, first-served. Cancellations must be received before August 23rd to be eligible for a refund and are subject to a $10 processing fee.


What’s Included:

  • Eight evening class sessions taught by the state’s recognized experts
  • A Saturday field trip
  • A large notebook of reference materials and how-to guides
  • A consultation site visit to your property from a professional forester
  • A tree measuring tool



This class is now full – registration is closed

To be added to a waiting list, please contact Lauren Grand at

With thanks to our partners

This program is an educational partnership between WSU Extension, the King County Department of Resources and Parks, and the Washington Department of Natural Resources. Funding for this program is provided in part by King County.


All Are Welcome

Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office.

Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Lauren Grand at 600 128th St SE Everett, WA 98208, 425-357-6023, at least two weeks prior to the event.

Class Handouts

* = Optional handouts available online only (no hard copies in class)

Week 1 (9/16/14)


Week 2 (9/23/14)


Week 3 (9/30/14)


Week 4 (10/7/14)


Week 5 (10/14/14)


Week 6 (10/21/14)

Week 7 (10/28/14)

Week 8 (11/4/14)

Extension Forestry, North Puget Sound Extension Forestry, 600 128th St SE, Everett, WA 98208-6353, 425-357-6017, Contact Us
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