Feb. 27: Online WSU Forestry Winter School uses off-season for education

MILL CREEK, Wash. — With an alarming increase in the number of dead trees throughout the Pacific Northwest and building stresses on forests, taking better care of forested areas is critical. Wooded property owners across Washington State will build skills to help them care for their land and trees at the 2021 Washington Forest Owners’ Online Winter School on Saturday, February 27 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.A stand of snow-covered evergreen trees.

Washington State University Extension will host the event, which will feature workshops and demonstrations on a variety of topics for forest property owners of all skill levels. Participants can choose up to five workshops to attend, with 30 seminars, expert panels, and roundtable discussions in total. Topics include forest health issues in Washington State, wildlife, wildfire prevention, agroforestry, hardwood and alder management, invasive weed control, panel discussions, and more.

In a year with very few opportunities for community and networking, there will also be opportunities to chat with fellow forest landowners, and exchange experiences, tips, and tricks in an online format. There will be both eastern and western Washington sessions

Pre-registration is required, but attendance is free. Youth under 18 are welcome, and encouraged, so bring your next generation of forest stewards.

To learn more, register, and get a complete list of workshop topics, visit http://forestry.wsu.edu/webinars/onlinews/ or contact WSU Extension Forestry at 425-357-6023.