Owners of wooded property can learn to better care for their trees by taking Washington State University Extension Forestry’s Forest Stewardship Coached Planning course.
The course will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m. on nine Thursdays, April 18 through June 13, at White River High School, 26928 120th St. E., in Buckley.
Participants will learn how to assess their trees, avoid insect and disease problems, enhance wildlife habitat, avoid getting cheated when selling logs, assess their soils, reduce wildfire risk around their homes, and take other practical steps to keep their land problem-free to provide enjoyment and even income for years to come.
During the course, participants will develop a personalized forest stewardship plan, which qualifying landowners can use to lower their property taxes. Each participant will receive a private consultation site visit to their property by a professional forester and/or wildlife biologist.
The all-inclusive course fee is $95 before April 4 and jumps to $125 after that date. Pre-registration is required. To register or learn more, visit http://forestry.wsu.edu/nps/events/cppierce/ or contact Kelsey Ketcheson, WSU Extension Forestry at 206-263-1128.