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Green Thumb – Western WA Forest Health

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The rotted roots of a Douglas-fir impacted by laminated root rot by Rachel Brooks.
The rotted roots of a Douglas-fir impacted by laminated root rot by Rachel Brooks.

Trees in forests help the ecosystem stay in balance by storing and filtering water in their roots, offering shade and habitats for many species, and providing the air we breathe. What happens when forest health is compromised?

From state and national parks to private landowners, forest strength is critical to Western Washington’s well-being. Join Washington Department of Natural Resources forest pathologist, Rachel Brooks, Thursday, October 27th from noon – 1:00 p.m. for a Green Thumb Garden Tips Zoom presentation and find out why forest health in our area is so important.

Find a direct link to the presentation here.

Or join by phone: 253-215-8782

Meeting ID: 920 0799 1742

Passcode: 709395

Rachel will talk about root rot diseases, bark beetle outbreaks and weather stressors like drought. “Knowledge of what is happening in your forest can help you better understand your options and make appropriate management decisions,” she said.

Rachel is a forest pathologist at the Washington Department of Natural Resources where she provides technical assistance to landowners, helps monitor the state for tree diseases and pests, conducts research, and assists with educational events. Rachel obtained her PhD in Plant Pathology from Virginia Tech where she studied biological control options for an invasive tree (Ailanthus altissima) and taught forest pathology.

The “Green Thumbs Garden Tips” education series, sponsored by the WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners, is held on the second and fourth Thursday each month through October. In November, December, and January, one lecture is offered. Scheduled presentations are subject to change. Visit the WSU Extension Clallam County website calendar for the latest information on upcoming presentations. For questions, call 360-565-2679.


October 27
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:


Online presentation
WA United States


WSU Extension Master Gardener Program
(360) 565-2679