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Classes and Events

WSU 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.

Upcoming Events


Puget Sound Area Forest Stewardship Coached Planning courses

A forestry course for property owners

Our flagship course 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 course you will develop your own Forest Stewardship Plan, which brings state recognition as a Stewardship Forest, eligibility for cost-share grants, and possible eligibility for property tax reductions.

Upcoming Northwest WA Offerings:


Field Days and Tours

Nothing currently scheduled


In-person Workshops

Forest Health Seminars

Dead and declining trees have proliferated throughout western Washington over the past few years as summer heat and drought has become more extreme. The iconic western redcedar has been particularly affected, causing concern for many property owners. WSU Extension Forestry, in partnership with Sno-Isle Libraries and with support from Snohomish County Surface Water Management and Island County, is offering two free public seminars to explain why trees are in decline right now. Learn what makes forests and trees healthy or unhealthy and how to recognize when there’s a problem on your property. Topics include insects, diseases, and drought, including their environmental roles and the important interactions between them. Learn about what property owners should do (and not do) to increase tree resilience and mitigate impacts.

Camano Island Library Forest Health Seminar

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday March 25th. More info about the Camano Island seminar.

Mountlake Terrace Library Forest Health Seminar

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday May 24th.



Take an hour to learn something new about your forest!

Join us for live webinars on various forest stewardship topics. The webinars are free, but preregistration is required. If you are interested in a webinar but will be unable to attend, please register anyway so that you can receive a link to the recording.

Upcoming offerings

Check back soon for early 2023 events!


Extension programs 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 WSU Extension Forestry at or 425-231-4524 at least two weeks prior to the event.