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Registration begins for state's largest forestry event in Oregon City's county office

Oregon's largest forestry and natural resources education event has opened registration for the 30th annual Tree School. About 750 woodland owners, foresters and exhibitors attend the program each year.

"Tree school is the best forestry education opportunity of the year for woodland owners in the region," said Glenn Ahrens, an Oregon State University Extension forestry agent located at the Clackamas County office in Oregon City.

The event on Saturday, March 21, will feature 74 classes covering key topics to support the successful management of small woodlands. Participants will learn about seedlings, tree planting, tools and techniques, wildfire preparedness, marketing and business, forest health, wildlife habitat, water, forest fungi and more. Seven new classes, including "Intro to Small Woodland Management" and "Your Trees, Your Lumber, Your House," have been added.

"Tree School offers a lot of great classes. We're hearing that we should do more to cover the basic forest management and maintenance topics. This year we're doubling up on those basic classes in greatest demand," Ahrens said.

The Oregon State University Forestry and Natural Resources Program is an OSU Extension Service program serving woodland owners and stewards, forest products industry and work force, Christmas tree growers, agencies, municipalities, and outdoor enthusiasts.

People can register online, in person, or by mail. Many classes fill up in the first few days of registration.

COURTESY PHOTO - Participants learn about logging techniques from Tree School Clackamas, Oregon's annual largest forestry and natural resources education event.

Tree School Clackamas 2020

What: Dozens of classes covering forestry and tree grower topics

When: 7:15 a.m. Saturday, March 21

Where: Clackamas Community College, 19600

Molalla Ave., Oregon City

Cost: Clackamas County resident, $55; nonresident, $70; youth 6-18 with an adult, $25

Register: Visit bit.ly/Clacktree, stop by the OSU Extension office at 200 Warner Milne Road, Oregon City, or call 503-655-8631.


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