Forest Stewardship Coached Planning
A forestry class for Property Owners
Fall 2018 – Arlington
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?
- What types of trees do you have? Does your forest look like a “mess”?
- How do you know if your trees need to be thinned, and how do you go about it?
- How do you identify and mitigate fire risks?
- 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.
- Class Sessions 6:30-9:30 PM Tuesday Evenings*
- September 18 – November 6, 2018
- Saturday Field Trip October 20th.
- *Except the first night, 9/18, when the class will start at 6:00
Tuesday evening sessions will be held in the Stillaguamish Conference Room at the City of Arlington Public Works Office, 154 W Cox St, Arlington, WA 98233.
- $140 before September 1st
- $170 September 1st or later
Cost is per individual or couple from the same household/ownership. Children are welcome and may attend at no additional cost. Space is limited and is first-come, first-served. Cancellations must be received by September 7 to be eligible for a refund and may be subject to a $10 processing fee.
- Eight evening class sessions taught by the state’s recognized experts
- A Saturday field trip
- A digital library of reference materials and how-to guides
- A copy of the book Native Trees of Western Washington
- A consultation site visit to your property from a state or county service forester
- A tree measuring tool
Register by mail
Register online with a credit card via Brown Paper Tickets (subject to credit card processing fee).
With thanks to our partners
This program is an educational partnership between Washington State University Extension Forestry and the Washington Department of Natural Resources Small Forest Landowner Office. This Program is made possible in part by funding and/or in-kind support from Snohomish County Surface Water Management and the City of Arlington.
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 Brendan Whyte at 425-357-6023 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least 21 days prior to the event.
(*denotes available online only – no print copies available in class)
Week 1 (9/18/2018)
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