By NR Staff • 

Extension Service to offer forestry course

The five-session course is intended to introduce beginners to modern management techniques and provide more experienced landowners with a refresher.

The course runs $40 for an individual participant and $50 for two or more from the same family. Pre-registration is required by Feb. 25.

Topics include assessing and identifying a suitable site, planting trees, understanding tree biology, understanding forest ecology, caring for an established forest, controlling weeds, managing timber sale logistics and mastering relevant laws and regulations.

Except for a culminating field outing, the class will be taught at Amity High School, 503 Oak Street. Sessions will run 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the Tuesday evenings of March 5, March 12, March 19 and April 2, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6.

To register or get more information, visit or contact instructor Amy Grotta at 503-397-3462 or

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