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Tree School - August 16, 2014 8am-3:30pm


Saturday, August 16 | 8am-3:30pm | $50 per person
Located at the Spokane Conservation District and WSU Extension
210 and 222 N Havana, Spokane WA 99202
Scholarships are available for Veterans, email requests to erica-vannatta@sccd.org. Snacks and lunch are included in registration. Some courses and lunch will take place outside; participants should dress in layers and bring sunscreen and reusable water bottles.

- Printable Tree School Flyer

- Tree School Program: Course Descriptions and Speaker Bios

- Vendor Information

Schedule and Credits: 

The schedule below is subject to change. A single asterisk * notes that the class is available for continuing education credits for ISA Certified Arborists. A double asterisk ** notes that it is also eligible for Washington Pesticide credits. For members of the Society of American Foresters, attending a full day of Tree School programming earns 5 continuing forestry education credits.

 All courses are open to all participants.


Welcome, Check-in and Snack


Ponderosa Pine Pathogens**

Tree Identification for Beginners*

Native Edibles


Forest Ecology in
Eastern Washington*

Restoration Pruning (2hrs)*

Preserve and Use the
Bounty of Nature


Chainsaw Safety, Operation
and Maintenance

Mushrooms of the Inland Empire


Lunch and Tradeshow


Forest Stewardship*

Tree Species for the INW**

Bio Char:
Turning Waste into Gold


Enticing Wildlife and Using Snags

Mindful Tree Planting (2hrs)*

Permaculture Works for Everyone


Help Your Home
Survive a Wildfire

Backyard Diagnosis**


Closing and Farewell


Trees are an important resource in Spokane County and adjacent counties, whether part of a forest or providing shade in a backyard. The Forestry Department of the Spokane Conservation District (SCD) applies an ecologically-balanced approach to managing, utilizing, and protecting the forest and wildlife resources. While the SCD specializes in assisting the non-industrial private forest landowner with their forestry issues, we also provide assistance to the public and local governments in rural and urban areas. 

Follow the links to the right for information on the specific programs and projects. Contact Garth Davis if you would like information on any of the following topics or visit their respective links below.

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