Helping Trees Thrive
Two Workshops for Turf, Tree, and Landscape Care Providers
Friday, March 1, 2013 at Q’emiln Park Trailhead Building, Post Falls ID
Cost: $10 per workshop
Questions and Registration: Call 208-769-2266.
Trees and Soils – 9am to Noon: Fundamental concepts of soils – profiles, composition, forming factors, physical properties, fertility, water relationships, and tree planting. Presented by Eric Choker, Soil Scientist, Spokane Conservation District.
To Mature a Tree – 1pm to 3:30pm: What it takes for a tree to achieve maturity – tree selection, planting, maintenance, and biotic and abiotic tree problems. Presented by Shawn Bennett, Certified Arborist and Tree Risk Assessor, Grace Tree Service.
Sponsored by Community Canopy, a tree care partnership program of the cities of Post Falls, Hayden, Coeur d’Alene, Spokane, and the Spokane Conservation District, in cooperation with the University of Idaho Extension and the Washington State University Extension. CLT and ISA Continuing Education Units available for both workshops.
First Detector Training
Friday, March 8, 2013, 12:30-3:30pm at 222 N Havana St, Spokane WA
Questions? Call 509-477-2195
Register Online at www.spokane-county.wsu.edu/spokane/eastside/
Seating is limited! Registration DEADLINE is February 22, 2013
Scientists and federal officials are always on the lookout for exotic or locally occurring high risk pests that could spell trouble for the nation's crops and landscape plants. Karen Ward, WSU Plant Pest Diagnostician, will explain the national “First Detector Training Program,” which is a network that connects the people on the ground, the professionals in the labs, and the regulators at the state and federal level. Learn about this important network, receive tips on diagnosing new plant pests, and earn your First Detector certification.
Sponsored by WSU Spokane County Extension Master Gardener Program, Cultivating plants, people, and communities since 1973.
Advanced Climbing Techniques and Applications – North American Training Solutions
Friday, April 5, 2013, 7:30am-4:00pm at Finch Arboretum, 3404 West Woodland Blvd, Spokane WA
Cost: $65 before March 5th, $75 after March 5th
Questions and Registration, call Mike Crosby at 509-484-2441.
All ISA Certified Arborists receive 6.5 CEUs.
Expert Demonstration and Course Includes: ANSI Z133 Safety, Ascending and Descending, Advanced Climbing Techniques, Single Rope Technique (S.R.T>) Climbing, Advanced Climbing Tools.
Presented by Vermeer Rocky Mountain along with Sherrill Tree.
Firewise Communities Workshop
April 18-19, 2013, Quality Inn Valley Suites, 8923 E Mission Ave, Spokane Valley WA
Questions and Registration, call Garth Davis at 509-535-7274.
The Firewise Communities Workshop is an interactive educational event for:
Architects, Bankers, City & County officials, Landscape Architects, Emergency managers, Planners, Utility workers, American Red Cross staff, Realtors, Homeowners , Fire Professionals, Developers, Insurance agents, State public officials…
• How individuals and communities can reduce unnecessary losses from wildfires.
• DNR programs that offer assistance for identifying and removing hazardous fire fuels; chipping and disposal of tree parts and brushy vegetation; and creating defensible space around homes and neighborhoods.
• Take part in a computer-based interactive exercise to develop a mitigation plan for a fictional community facing catastrophic wildfire.
• All participants who complete the workshop will receive free training materials.
This event is collaboratively offered by Spokane Conservation District, Washington State Department of natural Resources, and Washington State University Extension.