New online class being offered by the Washington State University Extension Forestry program and staff from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Stuck at Home? WSU Extension, DNR Offer Free Online Classes to Enhance Your Forested Property
The COVID-19 outbreak is not slowing down the Washington State University Extension Forestry and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources’ Forest Stewardship education program. As in nature, the program is simply adapting, partnering with experts around Washington state to deliver high-quality classes and workshops online for people who own forested property.
All classes are free, but preregistration is required.
June 23: Well Begun is Half Done: Proper Site Preparation and Early Vegetation Control – DNR landowner assistance forester Matt Provencher will teach landowners how to ensure their young trees survive to maturity, so that they aren’t wasting time and money when regrowing their forests.
June 29: Plant Trees Like a Boss (So That You Only Have to Do it Once) – DNR’s Matt Provencher will answer pressing questions – what to plant, when to plant it, how to do it, and where it will grow best – to help landowners find the most success in creating their forests.
July 14: Plantae Non Grata: Invasive Species on Small Woodlands – Sasha Shaw from the King County Noxious Weed Control Program will teach landowners about how to identify and control invasive and noxious weeds that affect Western Washington’s woodlands.
July 28: The Four Horsemen of the Root Disease Apocalypse – WSU Extension’s Kevin Zobrist will cover how to identify and treat the four most common tree root diseases in Western Washington: laminated root rot, annosus root disease, Armillaria root disease, and Schweinitzii root and butt rot.
Each of the classes is free, and can be registered for at forestry.wsu.edu
. Pre-registration at least two hours prior to the class and a free Zoom account are required to participate. People who wish to participate in the classes but are unable to attend can register and receive a link to the recordings.
Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Brendan Whyte at 425-357-6023 or firstname.lastname@example.org
at least two weeks prior to the event.