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‚ÄčReforestation on Lands Affected by Wildfire and Tree Mortality

Workshops to be offered in Placerville on March 7, 2018

 

Placerville, CA,  The UC Cooperative Extension, Northern California Society of American Foresters, El Dorado County Resource Conservation District, CAL FIRE and the Natural Resources Conservation Service will be hosting a series of one day workshops aimed at land owners, foresters and others who are involved in planning and executing tree planting and reforestation projects. It will also be of interest to personnel working for agencies serving these clients. Reforestation at multiple scales from the residential forest parcel to the landscape will be addressed.

Workshops will be held from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
March 7, 2018 at the El Dorado County Resource Conservation District,
100 Forni Road, Placerville

Objectives: The workshops will outline the process of forest regeneration from tree loss and removal, site preparation, tree planting and ongoing forest management including:

  • How to prepare the planting site
  • How to identify and procure appropriate planting stock
  • How to plant trees
  • Alternatives for management of planted stands

Additional topics that will be covered include planting practices to achieve vegetation goals and to adapt to a changing climate. We will also discuss financial assistance available to private landowners for undertaking forest restoration.

There is no cost to attend these workshops but registration is required. Please register at http://ucanr.edu/reforestationworkshop/. After registering you will be provided with further instructions on the workshop and the agenda of presentations.

This workshop is supported in part by a grant from the U.S. Forest Service, State and Private Forestry to Northern California Society of American Foresters.

For more information on the workshops, contact Susie Kocher at 530-542-2571 or sdkocher@ucanr.edu. For more information on reforestation, please see http://ucanr.edu/barkbeetle/ and http://www.readyforwildfire.org/Reforestation/.

Workshop flyer