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Family Forest Owners Field Day Sept. 16

PULLMAN, Wash. — Recognized experts in forestry and wildlife habitat will demonstrate skills and answer questions at the annual Forest Owners Field Day, scheduled 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, September 16, at the Pilchuck Tree Farm near Arlington.

“Whether you own a home in the woods or many acres of forest land, this out-in-the-woods educational event is packed with practical ‘how to’ information that forest landowners need to know,” said Andy Perleberg, WSU Skagit County Extension.

A few topics that will be covered during the program include forest plant identification; wildlife habitat enhancement; Red alder management; pruning; managing and marketing timber; forest health; and small-scale forestry equipment.

Registration is $20 per person or $30 for two or more for people who register before September 16. Registration at the door is $25 per person or $35 for two or more. A $7 per person barbecue lunch will be offered but tickets must be reserved by September 9.

To register, contact your local WSU Extension office or call the Family Forest Foundation at (360) 345-1023. You can download the registration brochure at www.familyforestfoundation.org .

For questions, call John Keller at the Washington Department of Natural Resources: (360) 856-3491.

The annual event attracts participants from all over the state.

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