Forest Health and Firewise Workshops
Free workshops on forest health and fire risk reduction
Are you noticing dead or dying trees? Are you seeing tree issues that you haven’t seen before? Western Washington has seen an increase in tree mortality over the past few years. Learn about why trees are dying and what you can do to improve the health of trees on your property.
Experts from Washington State University and the Washington Department of Natural Resources will talk about:
- Why trees die
- How and when trees can be saved
- Preventing problems before they start
- How to tell the difference between insect, disease, and weather damage
- How tree-killing insects and diseases spread
- How to tell the difference between normal cycles of tree death vs. a serious or emerging threat
You will also learn practical tips on how to improve the chance of your home or cabin surviving a wildfire, which is a serious risk in western Washington forests, especially in foothill communities.
Join us and bring a friend!
Please join us for these free workshops and bring a friend or neighbor. RSVP is appreciated (but not required). Light refreshments will be provided.
Skykomish – May 11th
Thursday May 11, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Skykomish High School gym: 105 N 6th St, Skykomish, WA 98288. RSVP online or by calling WSU Extension Forestry at 425-357-6023.
Marblemount – May 16th
Tuesday May 16th, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Marblemount Community Hall: 60155 State Rounte 20, Marblemount, WA 98267. RSVP online or by calling WSU Extension Forestry at 425-357-6023.
Camano Island – June 7th
Wednesday June 7, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Camano Multipurpose Center: 141 NE Camano Drive, Camano Island, 98282. Please note that this workshop will address forest health only (not fire). RSVP online or by calling WSU Extension Forestry at 425-357-6023.
North Bend – June 8th
Thursday June 8, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the North Bend Library: 115 E 4th St, North Bend, WA 98045. RSVP online or by calling WSU Extension Forestry at 425-357-6023.
These programs are educational partnerships between Washington State University Extension Forestry and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. These programs are made possible in part by funding from King County, Skagit County, and the Snohomish Conservation District.
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 Ian Fawley at 425-357-6023 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks prior to the event.