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Forest Owners Field Day October 4

LEAVENWORTH, Wash. – Commercial thinning for productivity, protection and profit will be the theme of a field day for family forest landowners, scheduled Saturday, Oct. 4 at a privately owned forest near Leavenworth.

Foresters and wildlife biologists will lead discussions on the impact of logging operations last fall on land owned by the Loesch family.

“We will focus on the impacts this logging operation had to soil, water and residual trees and how the stands are left for the future and what further treatments are needed in the immediate future, in addition to burning the slash piles,” said Andy Perleberg, WSU Extension forester.

The field day is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring your own lunch, wear boots and dress appropriately for weather.

Contact Andy Perleberg at (509) 667-6540 or andyp@wsu.edu for directions.

The field day is sponsored with WSU Extension, the Washington Farm Forestry Association, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, the Society of American Foresters, and the U.S. Forest Service.

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Media Contacts

Andy Perleberg, WSU Extension Forestry Educator, 509-667-6540