Tree Farmers Do It All - Wood, Water, Recreation and Wildlife
Don't miss out on the exciting features of the 2017 Annual Meeting, including the Talents of WFFA Art Exhibit, two field tours (to the Fritch Mill on Thursday and to Crystal Lake Tree Farm on Saturday) and so much more. The Upper Puget Sound Chapter of WFFA will be hosting our Annual Meeting on May 4-6 in the Bothell/Woodinville area. Read all the details in the Annual Meeting Brochure; the Registration Form and driving directions are attached for those who have not yet registered. Please note that if your membership account has an email linked to it, you will ONLY be receiving your Annual Meeting Registration Packet electronically. We save on cost by only mailing paper copies to our members who do not have an email account.
Please register early as space is limited for the Thursday tour of the Fritch Mill and Friday's Washington Tree Farm Program Awards Ceremony and Luncheon. The Hilton Garden Inn discounted room rate of $124 (plus tax) is only guaranteed through April 13.
Quick and Easy Registration - Once you complete your registration form, you can either:
Whatever is easiest for you! Kelly is available at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-388-7074.
- mail it in with a check
- mail it in with your credit card information included;
- fill in your credit card information, scan it and email it in;
- or you can call Kelly Zandell with your registration information and credit card details and she'll fill out a form for you.
We look forward to seeing you in May!
Heather Hansen, our WFFA Government Relations Consultant, has prepared the attached WFFA Legislative Update. Upcoming hearings and bills that are of important to our members are detailed. If you have questions, please contact Heather at email@example.com.
Bigleaf Maple Decline Study: Opportunity to Improve Your Stand
There is a noted decline in bigleaf maples in Washington State. DNR Forest Pathologist, Amy Ramsey, is partnering with University of Washington Graduate Student, Jake Betzen, on a study of this affected species. Jake is the primary contact for landowners who have bigleaf maple on their property. The study details the methodology that will be used to sample both affected and unaffected trees. The process basically involves taking 2-3 tree cores from each bigleaf maple (up to three) as well as from three non-bigleaf maple trees, taking a small clipping of leaves from the three bigleaf maples, and ten 1" diameter, 30 centimeter deep, soil cores from the ground around the trees. These methods are all designed to be minimally damaging and shouldn't cause any problems for your trees. WFFA members have already agreed to be study participants. If you too are interested in assisting with this study, please email Jake at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please enjoy this March 31 Timber Clips listing of informative links prepared by Cindy Mitchell and our friends at WFPA.