Free webinar about tree health, April 21

  • Sun Apr 19th, 2020 9:01pm
  • Life

Submitted by San Juan Island Master Gardeners

Dead and dying conifers have proliferated throughout the Salish Sea area, especially with cedars and hemlocks, causing concern for many property owners. In this webinar from 9-11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 21, Kevin Zobrist will talk about why so many trees are dying right now and how to recognize when there’s a problem on your property. Topics include insects, diseases, and drought, and what property owners should do (and not do) to increase tree resilience and mitigate impacts.

Zobrist is a professor at Washington State University and a certified forester. He coordinates the Extension Forestry program in the Puget Sound area, working with people who own forested property. He has two forestry degrees from the University of Washington. His research interests include forestry education and outreach methodology, using technology in forestry education, forest owner demographics, forest health and ecology, and native trees. He is based in Everett and is the author of the book Native Trees of Western Washington.

You must have an activated zoom account to participate in this webinar. Please create your zoom account well in advance to ensure you can join.

To address the growing negative impacts due to unwanted individuals disrupting videoconferences, WSU has implemented changes to its Zoom platform. All users will now be required to open an account (there is no charge) with Zoom to participate in Zoom meetings using the WSU platform. To activate an account with Zoom, simply go to zoom.us and select signup, it’s free in the top right corner. Follow the steps to create an account; remember to activate your account through the automatic email you will receive from Zoom.

If you are unable to attend but would like a recording of the event, please register and the presenter will send a link to the recorded presentation.

To register, go to www.mgfsjc.org.