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June 2013

Forest Thinning & Pruning Field Day to be held in Coeur d’Alene, Saturday, June 1st

June 1, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
University of Idaho Extension Office-Kootenai County, 1808 N. 3rd St.
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814 United States

Trees killed by bark beetle attacks always make forest owners ask: “what can we do about it?” Whether you have problems with insects or disease, concerns about fire, or just want to help forest growth, the response from foresters is nearly universal: thin your forest. This is especially true in northern Idaho, where forests frequently become overstocked. Thinning and pruning can favor better adapted tree species, improve tree quality, reduce fire risk, improve access, and enhance many other values. In…

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“Ties to the Land” Workshop – Saturday, June 8th in Newport, Washington

June 8, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
CREATE Place Community Arts Center, 900 W. 4th Street
Newport, WA United States

Millions of acres of family-owned forest land, rangelands, and agricultural land in the U.S. will change hands in the next few years. Some forests and other rural lands may be converted to different uses because owners didn’t take charge of the succession process in time. There are many reasons for this. Landowners may want to pass their land on to their children, but have not done the work to ensure it. Many landowners haven’t talked to their children about who…

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July 2013

2013 ID/WA Forest Owners Field Day – Saturday, July 13th, Latah Co.

July 13, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
West Hatter Creek Unit of the UI Experimental Forest Princeton, ID United States

Mark your calendars and plan to attend this fun and informative event.  Small or large landowners, new to the woods or “well seasoned”, there is something for everyone.  Enjoy a day in the woods with friends, new and old.  Learn about the latest in forest improvement activities, innovations and practices.  See first-hand some of the projects the University of Idaho forestry department is performing research on. The event opens at 8:00 AM and presentations run each hour starting at 9:00…

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National Tree Farmer Convention

July 25, 2013 @ 8:00 am - July 27, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
National Tree Farmer Convention Minneapolis, MN United States + Google Map

National Tree Farmer Convention, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, http://www.treefarmsystem.org/tree-farmer-conventions

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September 2013

Idaho Tree Farm Program’s Annual Fall Field Tour- September 7th, St. Maries, ID

September 7, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Jim & Jane Thornes, 791 Pettis Peak Rd.
St. Maries, ID United States
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The Idaho Tree Farm Committee has scheduled the annual Fall Tour for Saturday, September 7th, 2013.  This year’s tour will feature Jim and Jane Thornes’ Tree Farm near St. Maries and will showcase timber management, reforestation, and wildlife enhancement on their forestland. Jim and Jane were honored as the 2013 “Idaho Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year” in March at the Idaho Tree Farm Program’s annual meeting held in Moscow. The tour will begin at Jim and Jane’s home at…

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