Online class helps western Washington forest owners care for trees, lower taxes

EVERETT, WASH. – Washington State University Extension will offer its forest stewardship coached planning course online 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays Feb. 6-March 20.

The class teaches owners of wooded property in western Washington how to assess their trees, avoid insect and disease problems, attract wildlife and take practical steps to keep their forest on track to provide enjoyment for years to come.

Participants will develop a personalized forest stewardship plan, which qualifying landowners can use to lower their property taxes.

The course costs $200 per household and includes materials that will be shipped to participants, a Saturday field day and a visit to participants’ properties by a state forester. Registration information is available at or by contacting Kevin Zobrist, WSU Extension forester, 425-357-6017.

Extension programs are available to all without discrimination. Persons with disabilities requiring special accommodation may contact WSU Extension at 425-357-6017. If accommodation is not requested in advance, WSU Extension cannot guarantee its availability.