Clackamas Tree School, Oregon's largest one-day annual forestry and natural resource education event, will be held at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City on Saturday, March 25.
The program offers 74 different classes covering topics of interest to tree growers. Cost is $50 per person in Clackamas County, $65 per person outside of Clackamas County, and $25 for youth age 13 to 18 accompanied by an adult.
"Tree school is one of the few opportunities of its kind for woodland owners in the region" said Glenn Ahrens, Oregon State University's forestry agent at the Clackamas County Extension office in Oregon City. This is the 27th Tree School since its inception in 1990. About 750 woodland owners, foresters and exhibitors attend the program each year.
Tree School attendees can learn about basic forestry from "A to Z," tree identification, woodland management, pest management, wildlife enhancement, chainsaw operations and truffle hunting/cultivation, among many other topics. Advanced sessions focus on business management, managing for timber, forest roads, wildlife and biodiversity.
"The most popular classes fill very quickly, but there is still space in over half of the classes" Ahrens said.
For registration information, stop by the OSU Extension office at 200 Warner Milne Road, Oregon City, or call 503-655-8631. Registration information can be found at extension.ore