Native Trees of Puget Sound - July 19

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

On Thursday July 19 at 7 p.m., Washington State University Forester and author of Native Trees of Western Washington Kevin Zobrist will be presenting Native Trees of the Puget Sound Area at the Northwest Stream Center.  It is located in Snohomish County’s McCollum Park, 600 128th Street SE, Everett WA.  Reservations are required by calling the Adopt A Stream Foundation at 425-316-8592; $5 AASF Members, $7 non-members.

Kevin, a certified forester and associate professor of forestry who earned a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in forestry from the University of Washington, spent a lot of time during the last decade roaming the forests of Washington taking great color photos of trees that are in his new book.  He will be sharing those images during a fast moving presentation about native trees of the Puget Sound Area and how they interact in a forest ecosystem.

trees“There are many good books on the market about trees,” says Adopt A Stream Foundation Director Tom Murdoch. “This is the best about native trees in Western Washington...and Kevin is a very entertaining speaker who will teach you how to identify and enjoy all the trees in the forest.”  During this fast paced presentation he will be providing answers to many of those forest questions you may have tucked away including:

Why do trees die and when should we be concerned?

Do trees communicate with one another?

How do fires, landslides, wind, insects, fungi and other disturbances affect forests and how should those disturbances be managed?

Why do some Western red cedar branches turn orange in the fall?

Can people and forests co-exist?

Why are some trees tall and others short?

What kinds of animals live in the trees?

How long do different types of trees live?

How deep do tree roots go?

Why do some trees lose their leaves and others don’t?

Should we cut down dead trees or keep them for the birds?

What is forest succession?

Why are forests important for salmon?

Arrive an hour early, you will be able to take a leisurely stroll through a beautiful forest surrounded by wetlands on the Northwest Stream Center Elevated Nature Trail!  Kevin will be available for a book signing after the show.

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