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Trees of Cascade Head

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Trees of Cascade Head
Pete Owston
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10:00am - 4:00pm
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February 27, 2018
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March 13, 2018

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Workshop Overview

The Pacific Coast temperate rain forest in which the Sitka Center is located, is one of the most productive forest regions in the world. This workshop will include studio-based instruction on the basics of tree classification and identification as well as a discussion of the ecosystem and economic values of this amazing forest region. Most of the workshop will be spent at field sites around the Sitka Center to observe and discuss the information given in the studio as well as learning the basics of how trees grow.

Be prepared for some hiking - students should be able to walk a mile.

About the Instructor(s)

Peyton Owston has a doctorate in forest science from the University of Michigan and has lived and worked in Oregon for many years. He retired from a career in the U.S. Forest Service that spanned 40 years and took him to forests in many other parts of the country and the world. Pete's research emphasis was on nursery practices and reforestation. His first working trip to the Oregon Coast was in 1968, and he and his wife have lived here full-time since 1997.

Materials List: Students Bring


• Sturdy shoes

• Dress for weather and walking/hiking (Bring layers - it can be warm or cold at Sitka in the summer!)

• Hat

• Sunscreen

• Water bottle


• \"Trees to Know in Oregon\" by Ed Jensen - Oregon State University Extension Service


Students will be asked to carpool a small distance to the forest. At the beginning of class we will figure out a good system for who can drive.

Materials List Provided by Instructor(s)

• Handout material

• Several copies of Ed Jensen's book

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