Forestry Lunch Breaks - Root Rots

Monday, February 13, 2023 - 12:00pm to Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 12:30pm


WSU Extension Forestry

Spend lunch learning about root diseases!

Western Washington is home to some of the most productive forestland in the world, but that doesn’t mean our trees are “out of the woods” when it comes to pests and disease.  Root rots are the most common biotic killers of trees in this region.  If you’re a landowner, the chances are you’ve dealt with a root rot fungus at some point or will in the future.  In this series, we’ll discuss the life cycles, hosts, identification, and management of the most common root rot fungi in Washington.

All sessions will be presented by Rachel Brooks, Ph.D., a forest pathologist with the WDNR Forest Health Division.


  • Monday (2/13): Symptoms of Common Root Rots
  • Tuesday (2/14): Root Rot Signs and Disease Cycles
  • Wednesday (2/15):  Root Rot Management
  • Thursday (2/16):  Lesser Known Root Rots

When and Where

February 13-16, 2023 – 12-12:30PM (Online)

This seminar will be offered via a live, interactive webinar. A high-speed internet connection is needed. Dial-up will not work. You can access the webinar with your computer or mobile device.  Connection information will be sent to those registered the morning of each session. 

Recordings of each session will be made available to those who register.

Cost and Registration


There is no cost to this webinar.  Pre-registering is required and can be done onlineRegistration ends at 8PM on February 12th.