Nov 17, 2020 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm PST
This webinar is free.
This class is part of the Tree School Online webinar series. Tree School Online started as a 15-week webinar series that has included many of the classes that were set for Tree School Clackamas 2020. We have decided to continue working with partners to bring you Tree School Online classes.
This class is an introduction to the wild and cultivated truffles in Western Oregon. Truffles are found underground near suitable host trees. The famous Oregon truffles are common beneath Douglas-fir, and are harvested profitably throughout Western Oregon. They occur naturally in 15-30 year-old stands planted on former pasture or farm land, usually in small woodlots. Thanks to a recent technological breakthrough, the legendary European truffles are now also routinely cultivated beneath hazelnut and oak trees on every continent. Learn how you can locate, recognize, and harvest these gems and participate in the emerging Oregon truffle industry.
Instructor: Charles Lefevre, Ph.D., President, New World Truffieres, and Co-founder, Oregon Truffle Festival, Eugene, OR.