WSU Extension of Island County, in partnership with Sno-Isle Libraries, is proud to present the annual speaker series, “Our Earth, Our Home”. Please join us for the rescheduled date of Saturday, September 30th for “Forest Health”, a presentation by Washington State University Professor and certified forester, Kevin Zobrist.
Dead and declining trees have proliferated throughout western Washington over the past few years as summer heat and drought have become more extreme. The iconic western red cedar has been particularly affected, causing concern for many property owners. Washington State University (WSU) Extension Forestry will be giving a free public seminar 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. The seminar will be taught by Kevin Zobrist, professor of forestry at WSU and author of the book Native Trees of Western Washington.
Climate, Consumption, and Waste
Garbage is not glamorous, or even exciting, but it is interesting and we all produce it.
What do our consumption and waste habits tell us? How are they connected to our climate issues? What changes would we make if we knew more?
See below for links to our programs.