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Family forest management focus of field day

 

WSU Extension educator Andy Perleberg teaches a short course for family forest landowners that helps them focus on what they want to accomplish. Photo courtesy of WSU Extension

 

 

EVERETT – The annual Western Washington Family Forest Owners Field Day in King County will be presented by WSU Extension and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources on Saturday, July 31.

 

The daylong event for private forestland owners will feature more than 24 hands-on workshops on a variety of forestry topics for all ages and skill levels. The field day is designed to be family friendly, with … » More …

Floyd meets with Avery Grove advocates

PULLMAN — President Elson S. Floyd met Friday morning in Thompson Hall with faculty, staff and students concerned about the removal of trees in connection with the ongoing Library Road project.

 

Group spokesman, Michael Hanly, professor in the department of English, said that Floyd was presented with a petition signed by a number of faculty, staff, students, alums and parents — and called attention to a Facebook group dedicated to the preservation of the trees comprising over 1,600 members of the WSU community. 

 

Hanly said “both the signatories and those present expressed their dismay with the widespread destruction of mature trees now underway, and with … » More …

Clemency for the trees

 

PULLMAN – The Library Road construction project is in full swing with major excavation currently taking place between Bryan Hall and Holland Library. James Stone, construction engineer with capital planning and development, reminds people to be cautious while walking near the site.

‚ÄúPlease pay close attention to interior way finding and emergency exit signage during the summer months.  WSU Alive tour guides as well as other groups giving tours of campus should take precautions and be mindful of increased delivery traffic at the entrance point of the jobsite near … » More …

Contractors make room, trees moved nearby

Making room for construction at Johnson Hall has proven to be a major landscaping bonus for Washington State University’s recently remodeled Ag Pavilion, located a few hundred feet up the street on Wilson Road.Several trees from the Johnson site are being plucked from their long-time home by workers from Big Trees ‘R Us and moved to the new location.Other trees will be moved to a site in Potlatch owned by Big Trees ‘R Us, where they will be sprayed and nurtured, until they can be moved back to other WSU sites, like the new energy plant on … » More …