Forest and woodland owners will build skills for caring for their trees at the Western Washington Forest Owners Winter School on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Green River College, 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn.
Washington State University Extension and the college will host the all-day event, which will feature classes, demonstrations and resources on a variety of topics for forest owners of all skill levels – “newbie” to seasoned veteran. Topics include forest health, wildlife, mushroom cultivation, chainsaw safety and maintenance, cost share and technical assistance, legal issues, tax reduction programs, fire risk reduction and more.
There will also be vendor exhibits and time for participants to network with professionals and fellow landowners.
The cost to attend is $35 per person or $45 per family before Feb. 14, $45/person and $55/couple if registered by Feb. 21 or the day of the event.
Lunch will be provided for all pre-registrants, sponsored by the Washington Tree Farm Program and Washington Farm Forestry Association. Pre-registration is required for lunches.
Youth under 18 may attend for free. There is a special student and Master Gardener rate (call for details).
To register or learn more, visit forestry.wsu.edu/nps/events/winterschool, or contact WSU Extension Forestry at 206-263-1128.
Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through the local extension office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs. For help, contact Kelsey Ketcheson at 206-263-1128 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks prior to the event.