Sept. 17: Field day helps woodland owners care for trees

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

forestLOPEZ ISLAND, Wash. – Forest and woodland owners will build skills for caring for their trees at the San Juan Islands Forest Owners Field Day, 8:40 a.m.-2:40 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Midnight’s Farm on Lopez Island.

The outdoor event, co-hosted by Washington State University Extension, will feature exhibits, equipment dealers and workshops on forest health, wildlife, fire prevention, invasive brush, edible mushroom cultivation, chainsaw and handheld GPS use and more.

Forestry field day.

Cost is $25 per person or $35 per couple before Sept. 15 – $35 per person and $45 per couple at the door – and includes lunch. Youth 17 and younger may attend for free. There is a special student and Master Gardener rate (phone 425-357-6023 for details).

To register or learn more, visit or contact WSU Extension Forestry at 425-357-6023.

Participants should dress for the weather, wear sturdy footwear and prepare to walk short distances in forested terrain. Parking, restrooms, coffee, refreshments and drinking water will be available.

Co-hosts with WSU are San Juan County, San Juan Islands Conservation District and the Washington Department of Natural Resources.


Ian Fawley, WSU Extension, 425-357-6023,