July 26: Forestry field day helps landowners care for trees

By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences 

forest-day-80ARLINGTON, Wash. – Woodland owners will build skills for caring for their trees at the North Puget Sound Forestry Field Day 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at Graves Property, 13818 184th St. NE (Mattson Road) near Arlington in Snohomish County.

The day will feature exhibits and hourly workshops on maintaining healthy trees, protecting homes from wildfire, battling invasive brush, cultivating edible mushrooms and more. It is hosted by Washington State University Extension, the Washington Department of Natural Resources and Snohomish Conservation District.

David Peterson, U.S. Forest Service, talks to previous field day participants about the role of clay soils within the Pacific Northwest soil profile.

The cost is $25 per person or $35 per couple before July 15 and $35/$45 after. Children may attend for free. Special accommodations are available for Darrington, Wash., residents.

To register or learn more, visit the website (http://forestry.wsu.edu/
) or contact WSU Extension Forestry at 425-357-6023.

Participants should dress for the weather, wear sturdy footwear, prepare to walk short distances in forested terrain and bring a picnic lunch. Parking, restrooms and water are available on site.

Extension programs are available to all without discrimination. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication or program information or reasonable accommodation should contact WSU Extension Forestry at least two weeks before the event.


Lauren Grand, WSU Extension, 425-357-6023, lauren.grand@wsu.edu