Next meeting: Tuesday, June 20, 2017   6:30 p.m.

Twilight Tour of Michelle (Blake) Morgan's HoJo Newaukum Tree Farm near Onalaska, which was named 2017 Lewis County Tree Farmer of the Year

Driving Directions:  From the west, take I-5 Exit 71, then head east on State Route 508 for 4.8 miles.  Turn right onto Gish Road and continue for 1.6 miles. Please note, at ½ mile, Gish Road makes a sharp left where it intersects Clark Road. The tree farm’s driveway is on the left across the street from 426 Gish Road. From the east, take Leonard Road from Onalaska or Hwy 12, turn west onto Gish Road, and continue 2.4 miles to site.

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Upcoing Meetings:

July 18: Twilight Tour & Picnic - Sam Madsen

August 15: Twilight Tour - Chuck Higgins

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Micheal Hurley, the 2016 Lewis County Tree Farmer of the Year, competed with 2 other nominees for the Washington State Tree Farmer of the Year.  Another nominee was named winner, but a video of Micheal Hurley's tree farm was made and can be viewed here.

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At the February 21st Annual Meeting and Dinner, Michelle (Blake) Morgan was named 2017 Lewis County Tree Farmer of the Year.  Devon Powell and Luke Moerke were elected to fill the vacant positions of Vice President and Secretary and Rick Kuykendall and Chuck Higgins were re-elected to their board positions.     

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In November 2016, 90 people attended the Awards Banquet at the Veterans Memorial Museum, bought raffle tickets as a fund-raiser for the chapter, and recognized three members for their good stewardship of the land.

Ron Schuttie for Christmas trees

John Henrikson for Innovative Forestry

Paul Hayes for his service in the early years of Lewis County Farm Forestry Association. To view the presentation that was given, click here.

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Bill Logan, the 2015 Lewis County Tree Farmer of the Year, was nominated for 2016 Washington State Tree Farmer of the Year.  That title was given to another nominee, but a video of his tree farm was prepared and can be viewed here.

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The Lewis County Farm Forestry Association meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, except December.

Educational meetings are held in the Lewis County Courthouse basement conference room in January, March, April, May, and October at 7 p.m.

Twilight tours are held in June, July, August and September at 6:30 p.m.

Two dinner meetings are held at other locations: the Awards Banquet in November and the Annual Meeting in February.

For further information contact the President at [email protected]

 

Gloria the Grouse finds Sam whenever he works at the tree farm
Gloria the Grouse finds Sam whenever he works at the tree farm
Chapter Officers
President Derek Burger  
Vice-President Devon Powell  
Secretary Luke Moerke  
Treasurer Norma Green  
East Board Member Rick Kuykendall  
West Board Member Chuck Higgins  
North Board Member Ken Lentz  
South Board Member Charles Coddington