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Clackamas Tree School will offer nearly 75 different classes covering a wide array of topics that will be of interest to local tree growers

Clackamas Tree School, an annual one-day forestry and natural resource education event, is now open for registration.

Tree School will be held at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City on Saturday, March 25. The program offers 74 different classes covering topics of interest to tree growers. Cost is $50 per person in Clackamas County, $65 per person outside of Clackamas County, and $25 for youth 13-18 with an adult.

"Tree school is one of the few opportunities of its kind for woodland owners in the region" said Glenn Ahrens, Oregon State University's Extension forestry agent located at the Clackamas County Extension office in Oregon City.

This is the 27th Tree School since its inception in 1990. About 750 woodland owners, foresters, and exhibitors attend the program each year.

Tree School attendees can learn about basic forestry from tree ID, woodland management, pest management, wildlife enhancement, chainsaw operations, safety and maintenance, truffle hunting and cultivation, among many other topics. Advanced sessions focus on business management, managing for timber, forest roads, wildlife and biodiversity.

"The most popular classes fill very quickly, but there is still space in over half of the classes" Ahrens said.

Registration information can be found on the Clackamas County Extension website: extension.oregonstate.edu/clackamas/tree-school.