Arlington, Wash. – With an alarming increase in the number of dead trees throughout Pacific Northwest, taking better care of forested areas is critical. Owners of wooded property around the Puget Sound will build skills for caring for their land and trees at the Puget Sound Forest Owners Field Day on Saturday, August 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Pilchuck Tree Farm, north of Arlington.
Washington State University Extension and the Snohomish Conservation District will host the all-day outdoor event, which will feature workshops, demonstrations, tours, and resources on a variety of topics for forest property owners of all skill levels (from “newbie” to seasoned veteran). Participants will can choose up to six workshops to attend. Topics include forest health issues in the Puget Sound region, wildlife, wildfire prevention, mushroom cultivation on logs, invasive weed control, and more. There will also be vendor exhibits and time for participants to network with professionals and fellow forest stewards.
Youth under 18 may attend for free. There is a special student and Master Gardener rates (call for details).
To learn more, register, and get a complete list of workshop topics, visit http://forestry.wsu.edu/nps/events/fieldday/ or contact WSU Extension Forestry at 425-357-6023.