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Ask Dr. Universe: How long can trees live?
November 7, 2016

dr-universe-logoEVERETT, Wash. – As I was hiking through the bristlecone pine forests of the Sierra Nevada recently, I stumbled upon a tree barely six inches tall.

Tree book makes New York Times bestseller lists
October 5, 2016

jane-billinghurstMOUNT VERNON, Wash. – A book by Jane Billinghurst, master gardener in Skagit County for Washington State University Extension, recently reached No. 5 on the New York Times bestseller list for hardcover nonfiction and number 7 on the Sunday Times list.

Modeling maps vegetation to monitor erosion, rising seas
September 15, 2016

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

stephen-hendersonVANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State University scientists Stephen Henderson and Nikolay Strigul have developed a computer model that uses photographs to recreate the complex geometry of coastal plants.

‘Big data’ leads to better trees via $3 million grant
September 7, 2016

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Dorrie-Main-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Scientists at Washington State University are harnessing the power of “big data” to help growers create the next generation of healthy, sustainable forests and tree crops.

Starting Sept. 14, 22: Courses teach forest stewardship
September 6, 2016

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

forest-250REPUBLIC, Wash. – Weekly forest stewardship coached planning courses for landowners of five to thousands of acres will begin in September in Republic and Tum Tum, Wash., hosted by Washington State University forest extension.

Sept. 17: Field day helps woodland owners care for trees
September 6, 2016

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

forestLOPEZ ISLAND, Wash. – Forest and woodland owners will build skills for caring for their trees at the San Juan Islands Forest Owners Field Day, 8:40 a.m.-2:40 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Midnight’s Farm on Lopez Island.

Aug. 16: Explore urban forest at breakfast talk, tour
August 9, 2016

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

treeSPOKANE, Wash. – Learn about the benefits that Spokane’s urban forest provides in a breakfast discussion and walking tour 8-10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Scoop, 1001 W. 25th Ave., Spokane.

Aug. 27: Field day helps woodland owners care for trees
August 8, 2016

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. – Forest landowners will build skills for caring for their trees at the Puget Sound Forest Owners Field Day, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Claremont Forest near Snoqualmie in King County.

Aug. 20: Field day offered for forest owners, managers
August 2, 2016

Forest-field-day-smallSEQUIM, Wash. – A Family Forest Field Day for owners and managers on the Olympic Peninsula will be 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at 143 Sophie Road near Sequim. Early registration is due by Aug. 12.

May 17-18: Workshop helps communities lessen wildfire risk
May 5, 2016

firewiseAIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. – A free workshop about fire behavior and community organizing to defend against wildfires will be Tuesday and Wednesday, May 17-18, at the Enduris Training Facility in Airway Heights. The address is 1610 S. Technology Blvd., Spokane, Wash.