This class is an introduction to the wild and cultivated truffles in Western Oregon. Truffles are found underground near suitable host trees. The famous Oregon truffles are common beneath Douglas-fir, and are harvested profitably throughout Western Oregon. They occur naturally in 15-30 year-old stands planted on former pasture or farm land, usually in small woodlots. Thanks to a recent technological breakthrough, the legendary European truffles are now also routinely cultivated beneath hazelnut and oak trees on every continent. Learn how you can locate, recognize, and harvest these gems and participate in the emerging Oregon truffle industry.