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February 6, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Homeowners with five acres or less of forest land do not usually want to manage these acres intensively for timber harvest (though many eventually sell logs from these properties). Most owners of these “backyard forests” are interested primarily in keeping their trees healthy and their landscape attractive.
Unfortunately, many homeowners do not consider doing anything actively until backyard forest trees are visibly suffering from some kind of insect or disease problem. By the time they bring a sample into the Extension Office or to some other expert, it is often too late.
Remedies for bark beetles, root disease, and similar forest health problems are usually preventative. Even people with only a dozen native trees grouped together must understand and apply some fundamental principles of forest ecology to keep those trees healthy.
Class size is limited. To register, contact the Boundary County Extension Office.