Registrations due July 12th for Forest Root Disease workshop in Hayden, Idaho

Tuesday, July 3 2012

HAYDEN, Idaho -- A two-day workshop, "Root Disease: The Hidden Menace," is planned July 19-20 at to help forest owners, loggers and natural resource professionals better diagnose root disease issues and manage forests in ways that reduce root disease impacts. Registrations are due July 12.

Root diseases are the primary tree killer on two-thirds of northern Idaho forests. Unlike highly visible insect outbreaks and fires, root diseases often go unnoticed, are typically more widespread, and have greater long-term impacts on forest health.

The program at Hayden, Idaho, will feature mornings indoors discussing various root diseases and approaches to management, followed by afternoon field trips to forest sites with root disease issues. A registration form and detailed, timed agenda for the session can be obtained by contacting the UI Extension office in Kootenai County or can be downloaded at

The workshop is an Idaho Forest Stewardship program, co-sponsored by University of Idaho Extension, the Idaho Department of Lands, the U.S. Forest Service and many other agencies and organizations.

To ensure an effective learning environment, the session is limited to 35 participants. Those wishing to participate should pre-register as soon as possible. A $10 registration fee covers handouts and refreshments. Online registrations have an additional $5 processing fee.

For registration questions, contact the University of Idaho Extension office in Kootenai County at (208) 446-1680. For program questions, contact Extension forester Chris Schnepf at (208) 446-1680.