Juniper - the tenacious tree that has spread like a weed across the Western landscape - will get a new look in a workshop set for Sept. 24 at the John Day Forest Service Center.

"Adding Value to Juniper" will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The workshop costs $20, which includes lunch and handouts.

The program will include a discussion of opportunities and costs for juniper removal and the value of increased forage production and water quality with removal.

A panel discussion featuring people who work in the juniper industry will be included.

The program also will look at the burgeoning biomass and small-diameter wood industries, and there will be a round-table discussion of "where to go from here."

The event is sponsored by the Oregon State University Extension Service, Natural Resource Conservation Service, and Columbia Blue Mountains Resource Conservation Service.

For information, call 541-278-8049, ext. 140.

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