Washington State University Extension Forestry is offering Forest Stewardship Webinars. They are offering periodic live webinars on various forest stewardship topics. The webinars are free, but pre-registration is required. Each webinar is offered twice: one from 12:05-12:55 pm, and again from 7:05-7:55 pm.
Due to increased security, you must have your own Zoom account to participate. You can easily create a free Zoom account if you do not already have one. Important: you must have your Zoom account set up and be registered for the webinar at least two hours before the webinar start time.
If you are interested in a webinar but will be unable to attend, please register anyway so that you can receive a link to the recording.
A dead tree’s excellent adventure – there’s nothing bogus about dead wood
Once a tree dies, its usefulness as habitat for many, many species actually increases! Ken Bevis will discuss the ecology of dead wood in different forest types, the cycles of decay and habitat availability, and some of the amazing wildlife that uses these dead wood habitat features. Woodpeckers will figure prominently in the discussion, particularly the pileated woodpecker, the utterly Coolest bird in the forest! You may even get to hear the woodpecker song.
Instructor: Ken Bevis, Landowner Assistance Biologist, Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
- Register for the 12:05 p.m. session of “A dead tree’s excellent adventure – there’s nothing bogus about dead wood”
- Register for the 7:05 p.m. session of “A dead tree’s excellent adventure – there’s nothing bogus about dead wood”
- 6/4/2020: Another one bites the dust – Why so many trees have been dying in western WA
- 6/8/2020: Dang it–who chewed my tree?? Controlling animal damage
- 6/18/2020: If you build it, they will come – Fun wildlife habitat enhancements
- 6/23/2020: Well begun is half done – proper site preparation and early vegetation control
- 6/29/2020: Plant trees like a boss (so that you only have to do it once)
- 7/14/2020: Plantae non grata – Invasive species on small woodlands
- 7/28/2020: The four horsemen of the root disease apocalypse
Acknowledgements and Accommodations
This program is made possible in part by funding support from Washington State University, Island County, King County, King Conservation District, San Juan County, San Juan Islands Conservation District, Skagit County, and Snohomish Conservation District.
Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Brendan Whyte at 425-357-6023 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks prior to the event.