Next meeting: Tuesday, August 15

Twilight Tour of Higgin's Salzer Valley Tree Farm

Who:          Chuck & Nan Higgins

Where:      196 Reinke Road, Centralia

When:       Tuesday, August 15, 2017   6:30 p.m.

Driving Directions from I-5:

  1. From Exit 81 (Mellen Street in Centralia), turn east on Mellen Street (WA 507),
  2. Go 0.78 miles to the stop light at Pearl Street.
  3. Turn right on Pearl Street and continue to Summa St (just over the viaduct).
  4. Turn left (east) on Summa. In one block Summa becomes Salzer Valley Road.
  5. Continue 2.91 miles, turn right on Reinke Road and continue to the tree farm entrance at 196 Reinke Rd. (total distance from I-5 is 5.14 miles).

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  1. From Exit 79 (Chamber Way in Chehalis) turn east over the railroad overpass
  2. Turn left at the stoplight and continue north on Kresky to the south edge of Centralia
  3. Turn right (east) on Salzer Valley Road) just before the railroad overpass
  4. Continue 2.91 miles, turn right on Reinke Road and continue to the tree farm entrance at 196 Reinke Rd.

   

 

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Upcoing Meetings:

September 19: Chain saw safety and maintenance, Stihl Northwest

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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