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Published on March 14, 2017 12:56PM

Registration is now open for a free Woodland Management Short course being offered in Newport, aimed at anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property.

The course will begin on Wednesday, April 5, from 6 to 8:30 pm at the Lincoln County Extension Office in Newport and continues every Wednesday throughout April.

Classes will cover topics including how to assess your property, understanding tree biology and forest ecology, tree planting, care for an established forest, weed control, safety, timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations.

The course will conclude on Saturday, May 6, with a field trip from 9 am to 3 pm, offering students a chance to see real-world examples of what they have learned in class.

Students must register by March 27.

For more information or to register, call 503-325-8573 or email valerie.grant@oregonstate.edu.

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