University of Idaho Extension, Bonner County U-Idaho Extension Image Map

pine tree farmpine tree farmpine tree

Nursery and Christmas Tree Program in North Idaho

This program team consists of Mike Bauer at UI Extension, Bonner County and Jennifer Jensen at UI Extension, Boundary County.

pine tree farmNorth Idaho Turf Tree and Landscape Conference

The North Idaho Turf, Tree and Landscape Conference is scheduled for Thursday, February 20, 2014 in Coeur d’Alene. The conference is being made possible through a partnership between UI Extension and the Idaho Nursery and Landscape Association. The program is in its planning stages. For more information on this event, contact Mike Bauer.

Ornamentals Nursery Workshop

This workshop takes place each February, featuring timely and relevant topics presented by industry professionals and educators. This one-day workshop has typically covered areas of risk management, pest management and marketing as well as offered pesticide re-certification credits. This workshop is sponsored by the Kootenai Valley Nursery Growers and the Idaho Nursery and Landscape Association. 
For more information on the workshop, contact Jennifer Jensen in the UI Extension, Boundary County office.

Subalpine and Corkbark Fir Materials

From 1999 to 2006, Dr. Dan Barney was the Principal Investigator of a study on the growth and development of subalpine and corbark fir (Abies lasiocarpa) at the Sandpoint Research and Extension Center in North Idaho. The study selected seed from various areas in Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. Work on identifying outstanding selections is continuing.

Subalpine Corkbark Fir Trials

From this research, the following materials have been produced:

Certified Nursery Professional classCertified Nursery Professional and Certified Plant Diagnostician Programs

UI Extension, Bonner County has created an extensive 9-week North Idaho Certified Nursery Professional (CNP) program, preparing green industry professionals for this certification.

This eight week program enhances green industry professional expertise and promotes expansion of the local green industry sector. The optional written and plant identification exams complete certification.

The Certified Plant Diagnostician program is an additional certification open to Certified Nursery Professionals and consists of a 7 week course followed by a written exam.

For more information on either of these programs, contact Mike Bauer.




 October 7, 2013
 September 30, 2013
Sep 302013

garden rowshoop housepeople standing in hoop house

Thinking of getting into farming? Find excellent resources here!

Landowners with small acreage pastures can get help with soil testing and interpretation from the UI Extension, Bonner County office. We can find answers to your questions on forage selection, care of pastures, and more.


We highly recommend the following UI resources:



rangePasture and Grazing Management in the Northwest

The University of Idaho, Oregon State University and Washington State University have teamed up to offer a new 200-page book on pasture and grazing management. This paperback edition includes everything from goal-setting to irrigation to grazing systems. The book costs $18 and can be ordered online. You can also find it at the UI Extension, Bonner County office located at 4205 N. Boyer Ave. in Sandpoint (at the Bonner County Fairgrounds).

 September 30, 2013