Washington Swiss Needle Cast Working Group Field Trip and In-Person Meeting

When: 
Thursday, June 2, 2022 (All day) to Friday, June 3, 2022 (All day)
Where: 

Aberdeen

What: 

The Olympic Natural Resources Center is pleased to announce dates for the Washington Swiss Needle Cast Working Group’s Aberdeen-area field trip (June 2) and in-person meeting (June 3).

The Working Group Advisory Board has organized a field trip Thursday, June 2nd; 7:00 am – 5:00 pm to look at some impacted stands and species trials north of Aberdeen. This will include a visit to (1) the SNC test site and nearby hemlock plantation on Rayonier land west of Hoquiam, (2) a comparable healthy Douglas-fir stand; and (3) the alternate species trial near Humptulips.

This will be followed on Friday, June 3rd with a Working Group in-person meeting and seminars; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Rotary Log Pavilion in Aberdeen. Presentations and discussion will cover basics of current knowledge about Swiss Needle Cast Disease and how it affects Douglas-fir tree growth (Dave Shaw; OSU Swiss Needle Cast coop lead); economic considerations including a new Needle Cast calculator under development (Sandor Toth and student); considerations for switching to alternative species; presentations to describe industry and agency strategies, and a variety of other topics under development.

 This event is free but pre-registration is required