March 2017 Educational Meeting -CANCELLED DUE TO MEDICAL EMERGENCY
WhenWednesday, March 8

6:30 p.m. pizza, pop, and socializing; 7 p.m. program

WhatEnhancing the recreational and wildlife value of your forest land, creating wildfire defensible space around structures, opening difficult to access areas.

Who:  Barry Sprecht of Capital Tree Experts, LLC.  Barry is an ISA Certified Arborist and has been in business for 13 years.  He works on both commercial and residential property:  including enhancing your forest land, hazardous tree removal, and stump grinding.  He has a new piece of equipment from Sweden that can fit through 36 inch entries and extends to 83 feet of working height.  This spider lift is especially useful in area close to streams, waterways, driveways, or other areas that are difficult to access.  As an Arborist, he can make recommendations, to assist you in your decision making on your forest land projects (big or small).

Where: Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1, Room 150, 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Olympia, WA.  Note:  For security reasons, the building will now be locked after business hours.  We will have a doorkeeper to admit you until the meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.  If you arrive and the door is locked, knock on the narrow window in the door to the room on the left side of the entry doors.
Directions:  From the I-5 Freeway take Exit 104 onto Hwy. 101.  Take exit for Cooper Point/Auto Mall Drive; follow signs to courthouse:  Right on Evergreen Park Dr., Left onto Lakeridge Dr., Right into Court House Parking.  Follow driveway to building #1 on left side of complex.


Our membership drive continues.  You are all encouraged to approach at least one person for membership.  Our chapter will give a $25 rebate to new members for the first year. Membership Special for 1st time new members: $45 for 1 year, 1 chapter.  

WFFA does a lot more than have meetings.  Maintaining favorable conditions, regulations, and attitudes regarding land ownership requires member participation and vigilance. Contact Pres. Boyd Wilson for more information.  360- 438-1166

Future Tours & Meetings  (Second Wednesday unless otherwise noted)

· 2017 – Education Meetings:  Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 8, April 12, Oct 11,

· 2017 – Tours:  May 10, June 14, July 12, Aug. 9, Sept 13

· 2017 – Nov. 8 -- Planning meeting for 2018


South Sound chapter typically meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month except November and December.

-- January through April and October are educational meetings held in Olympia.  FOOD is provided at 6:30 p.m., Business meeting at 7:00 p.m., followed immediately by program.

-- May through September are field tours at various locations, usually starting at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, contact the chapter president at




Gov. Gregoire at Ken & Bonnie Miller's tree farm

Chapter Officers
President Boyd Wilson
Co-Secretary Norma Green
Co-Secretary Brian LeTourneau
Treasurer Bonnie Miller