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Extension Forestry

Forest Stewardship Coached Planning

A class for forest owners

Fall 2015 – Preston (King County)

 

Your Land. Your Trees. Your Goals.

Natural beauty, wildlife, ecosystem health, harvest income, family ties, privacy, and peace and quiet are some of the many reasons people value their forestland. 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 wooded acres or a larger 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 cut trees without damaging your land?
  • When selling logs, how do you get a good price and protect yourself from liability?
  • 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?
  • What is the risk of wildfire on your property?

 

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.

 

When:

  • Class Sessions 6:30-9:30 PM Tuesday Evenings
  • September 22 – November 10, 2015
  • Saturday Field Trip October 24th.

 

Where:

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

 

Cost:

  • $170 before September 1st
  • $200 September 1st 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 September 1st 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

 

Registration

Coming soon

 

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 425-357-6023 or lauren.grand@wsu.edu at least two weeks prior to the event.
 

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