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This introductory course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. Topics covered include: evaluating your property and your site; tree biology, forest ecology and habitat; tree planting, care for an established forest, and weed control; timber sale logistics and laws and regulations. Course fee: $40/individual or $50/family. 1/13/16: CLASS IS FULL; call Vicki at 503-397-3462 to be placed on a waitlist. Course flyer.
Forest Health in Oregon: State of the State 2016 is a conference and continuing education event designed to synthesize the current forest health conditions of Oregon forests by focusing on mortality agents and other factors that negatively impact forests. The first day of the event will be an opportunity for participants to learn about the latest information regarding insects, disease, fire, vertebrates, and a changing climate-and how each of these are currently affecting Oregon’s forests. The second day will focus on management of these factors and discuss mitigation strategies moving forward. Scholarships available for Master Woodland Managers! Conference website
For plant availability look for information at www.wcswa.com.
Douglas-fir, noble fir, western redcedar, western hemlock, coast redwood, ponderosa pine, and a number of ornamental tree species available. Contact info
Check the Clackamas County Extension website for updates or to request a catalog in the mail.
Also, many educational programs are sponsored by local chapters of the Oregon Small Woodlands Association and are open to the public. Visit www.oswa.org to find out about chapters in Columbia, Washington, and Yamhill Counties.