Westside Fall Forestry Seminar - Vegetation Management

Friday, September 16, 2022 - 12:00pm

Online live presentation

Wa Tree Farm Program

Westside 2022 Fall Forestry Seminar

Topic: Vegetation Management

When: Friday, September 16, 2022, 12:00 p.m. - 2 p.m.


Dr. Rob Slesak from USFS presenting on "Should it stay or should it go? Potential benefits of slash retention following harvesting in Western PNW."
Slash is commonly removed from a site for various reasons following harvesting, but recent research has shown that slash retention can have immediate and longer-term benefits to stand development and soils. This talk will demonstrate the benefits of slash retention that may be useful to consider when developing a slash management strategy for your forest. He will be followed by Joseph Shea from Skagit County Noxious Weed Board. 

Joseph Shea , Skagit County Noxious Weed Coordinator, has led the Skagit Cooperative Weed Management area group and worked at a watershed scale to eradicate Japanese Knotweed on the Skagit and Samish River Systems with a large breath of partners in Skagit, Whatcom and Snohomish Counties.  Additionally, and with the help of various partners over the last 20 years, the Skagit County Noxious Weed Control Board has been successfully eradicating Spartina anglica in our tidelands.   
     There are 154 listed Noxious Weed species that Joseph has worked with, identified and controlled in Skagit County. This presentation will cover the variety of tools at our disposal, highlighting how different plants and landscapes require different strategies to ensure the best integrated pest management. 

On Saturday September 17, 2022, two field tours are being offered, South Sound and North Sound.  See separate announcement for details.

Additional tour details and zoom links will be provided the week before the event.

Please register by clicking here.

These events are provided at no cost but we would love your support of our program through a donation, which you can make here.