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Oct. 6 workshop helps landowners keep woods healthy, resilient

EVERETT, Wash. – A forest health workshop for small woodland owners in the region will be offered 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension office at McCollum Park, 600 128th St SE, Everett, WA 98208.

The workshop – a combination of classroom sessions and a woods walk – is sponsored by WSU Extension and the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

Topics will include forest insects, forest diseases, parasitic plants and other common afflictions such as drought, frost damage and mechanical injuries. The class will cover assessment, treatment, prevention and principles of managing for health and resilience.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. The cost is $20 per person or $28 per couple. Registration is available online at or by contacting WSU Extension at 425-357-6023.

Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through the local extension office.

Persons with disabilities requiring special accommodation for participation in this program may call WSU Extension at 425-357-6017. If accommodation is not requested in advance, availability cannot be guaranteed.