Discount deadline approaches for Forest Owners Field Day in Maytown

Chainsaw class
A two-hour chainsaw safety and maintenance class drew good attendance at a recent Family Forest Field Day. Another one of the WSU-DNR sponsored events takes place August 18 in Maytown, Washington. Photo: Michelle Peterschick/DNR.

A couple of months ago we told you about the educational events and expert advice on running a small-scale woodland that you could find at the Forest Owners Field Day in Newport, Washington. For those who could not make it to that event, or who just want to attend again, we have good news. A similar field day for small forest landowners starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 18, in Maytown. The location — about 20 minutes south of Olympia will give you room to spread out and visit with numerous experts on forest health, taxes, tree pruning, wildlife, and other topics. There will be sessions for new and future forestland owners, as well as youth activities throughout the day.

The early registration deadline is this Friday, August 10. Download a registration form and return it by Friday to receive discounts on individual or family registrations.

Whether you own a ‘home in the woods’ or many acres of land, this ‘out in the woods’ educational event is packed with practical how-to information that will help you manage your trees more successfully and sustainably.

The Field Day is sponsored by Washington State University (WSU) Extension, the DNR Forest Stewardship Program, and the Family Forest Foundation. Forestry experts from DNR and WSU Extension will be among those teaching courses and sharing their real-world knowledge and experiences. Come and learn, but hurry if you want to get the discount on admission.

Questions? Download a detailed schedule of class times or contact WSU Extension Forester Andy Perleberg at or call 5009-667-6540.