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Forests and Climate Virtual Symposium

Forest Stewardship in a Changing Climate

A virtual symposium for forest property owners

Will your trees survive the future?

Between heat domes and record droughts, it can be tough to be a tree right now. As we are transitioning into a warmer and drier climate, tree mortality is on the rise. Trees with low drought tolerance like hemlocks and cedars are particularly struggling, and other species are also impacted. Will our native trees survive? Should we be planting other species?

If you own wooded property in the Puget Sound area, be sure to join us for this free virtual symposium to learn how to increase the long-resilience of your forest and give your trees a fighting chance.

Topics covered

  • How climate change is impacting Puget Sound area forests
  • Maintaining a healthy forest in a changing climate
  • How drought and heat affect trees
  • Climate change impacts on forest wildlife
  • Planting the right tree species
  • Is assisted migration necessary?

Speaker and Topic Details

When and where

Dates and times

This virtual symposium comprises three Thursday evening sessions. The sessions will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on April 21, April 28, and May 5, 2022. Different topics will be covered each evening.

Can’t make it on those dates? No problem! Please register anyway for access to the recordings. All registrants will receive links to the recordings by email after each session.


This virtual symposium will be held online via Zoom. Connection instructions will be provided upon registration.


This virtual symposium is free, but pre-registration is required. Register online now.

Acknowledgements and Accommodations

This program is made possible in part by funding from Washington State University and King County. 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 Rebekah Zimmerer at at least two weeks prior to the event.