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Shitake Mushroom Cultivation to be Featured at Forest Field Day, August 23

PULLMAN, Wash. – Jim Freed, a Washington State University Extension special forest products expert, will teach participants how to grow Shiitake mushrooms at the Family Forest Owners Field Day, scheduled Saturday, Aug. 23, at Naselle in Pacific County.

In addition, the field day will offer presentations on more than 20 topics, including many topics focusing on helping landowners devastated by storm damage: salvaging blowdown, managing a timber sale, reforestation, forest health, thinning and pruning, chainsaw safety and maintenance, forestland security, and more.

Gates open 8 a.m. Presentations start at 9 a.m. Register before August 19 and pay $20 per person or $30 for two. Registration on the day of the event $30 is per person and $40 for two or more.

Bring your own lunch, order an on-site barbecue lunch benefiting the FFA, or dine in nearby Naselle. BBQ lunch should be preordered no later that August 19. Cost is $8 per lunch. Naselle is about 23 miles east of Long Beach and about 17 miles north of Astoria, Ore.

Mobility assistance is available if requested in advance.

Registration information is available or contact your local WSU Extension office. Contact Andy Perleberg at (509) 667-6540 or if you have any questions.


Media Contacts

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