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2020 Washington Forest Owners’ Online Field Day
October 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday, October 24, 2020 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Keep your forested property healthy and productive
Forests in Washington State are facing unprecedented challenges and increasing tree mortality. WSU Extension is presenting the 2020 Washington Forest Owners’ Online Field Day to help you meet those challenges, restore healthy forest conditions, and achieve your goals for your property. The Online Field Day will feature over a dozen different outdoor workshops specifically for people with forested property in Washington State.
Feeling cooped up inside this fall? Come learn about current forest health issues, drought and climate impacts, fire risk reduction, mushrooms, wildlife, and much more in a virtual out-in-the-woods setting with local experts. See below for more details.
In an effort to keep the “field” in the Field Day, the team will be bringing the field to you this year. Instead of having forest owners watch multiple PowerPoint presentations, we will be recording our expert speakers in the field, allowing them to provide real-life demonstrations and access to range of sites that would not be possible even during the typical in-person event. These videos will be streamed via Zoom with the speakers available to discuss and answer questions.
- Forest Health in Eastern Washington – Learn about current issues, mortality trends, and what to do.
- Forest Health in Western Washington – Learn about current issues, mortality trends, and what to do.
- Forest Measurements – Practice simple techniques to measure your tree density and see how big those trees really are!
- Forest Soils – Learn the unique soil types of our region, and what they mean for your trees.
- Growing Shiitake Mushrooms on Logs – See how to grow these gourmet mushrooms on logs on your property.
- Invasive Forest Species in Eastern Washington – Learn how to identify and control aggressive, non-native plants that damage the local ecosystem.
- Invasive Forest Species in Western Washington – Learn how to identify and control aggressive, non-native plants that damage the local ecosystem.
- Landowner Assistance – There are programs, agencies, and monies waiting to help you manage your forest. Come learn how we can help.
- Range and Forest Grazing – Find out the best management practices to keep both your trees and herd happy and healthy.
- Special Forest Products – Find out about the plethora of non-timber forest products that you can grow for personal use or commercial sale.
- Thinning, Pruning, and Ecosystem Health – Learn how to choose the right trees to thin out to restore the health of your forest.
- Traditional and Native Cultural Land Use – Learn about historical Native American land use, and how the tribes of Washington shaped its ecology.
- Tree Planting and Site Preparation – Plant trees for the next generation! Learn how to do it right so they survive and thrive.
- Variable Density Thinning – Take a deeper dive into this thinning method that can increase diversity, health, and resiliency across your forest.
- Wildfire Risk Reduction in Eastern Washington – Wildfire risk is high in Eastern Washington, and getting higher – learn to protect your trees and your home.
- Wildfire Risk Reduction in Western Washington – Wildfire risk is high in Western Washington too. Learn what you can do to protect your home and property.
- Wildlife Species and Habitat – Learn about the wildlife that call Washington State home, and simple, effective strategies to improve habitat for on your property.