April 2017 Tree Farm Visit

When:  Wednesday, April 12 – 6:00 p.m.
Who:  Scott Ranney, of the MacRae Family Tree Farm.
The John MacRae Tree Farm has been certified since 1953.  This February it also became certified as a stewardship forest.  It is approximately 250 acres of mostly Douglas fir at various stages of maturity.  Our kids are the 4th generation of the family to be on the tree farm.

What:  Demonstration of a Wood Miser and Log Arch.
Scott will demonstrate how a log arch works and can be used to selectively thin.  He will also cut some boards from a log on the Woodmizer saw mill.

Where: MacRae Family Tree Farm, Shelton WA
Directions:  From the I-5 Freeway take Exit 104 onto Hwy. 101.
Follow US Highway 101 North past all three Shelton exits.  
When you pass the new construction for a Tractor Supply Store on the left, our driveway will be down a slight hill on the end of a guardrail on the right - 12340 N. US Highway 101. Our driveway is several hundred yards and our house is on the small lake seen from the highway.  If you come to the turn to the correction center and WSP academy you have gone too far.   Phone contact if you’re lost:  Scott Ranney  360-426-8787


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   [email protected]

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 [email protected]




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