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Western Washington Family Forest Owners Field Day Sept. 15

PULLMAN, Wash. – If you own a piece of the forest, you can learn more about how to manage it at the Western Washington Family Forest Owners Field Day, scheduled Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Hamma Hamma Tree Farm located just off U.S. 101 at milepost 320 on the Hood Canal.

This annual event, sponsored by Washington State University Extension, will offer presentations on 20 topics, including protecting homes and forests from wildfire; thinning and pruning; wildlife damage control; using global positioning systems; forest taxation; chainsaw safety and maintenance; selling timber; and more. You will be able to attend up to six.

Gates open at 8 a.m. Presentations start at 9 a.m. Register by September 10 and pay $20 per person, or $30 for families or groups of two or more. Registration at the door is $30 per person and $40 for families and groups.

A barbecue lunch benefiting the North Kitsap High School Future Farmers of America will be offered for $7 per person.

Mobility assistance available if requested in advance.

An event schedule will be available online by August 15 at http://www.ncw.wsu.edu/foreststewardship/. Call WSU Extension at (360) 337-7157 to request a program or other information.

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