When:  Wednesday, August 8, 2018, from 6 p.m.

What:  Millwood Timber, Inc. Log and Scaling Yard

Millwood Timber purchases Douglas Fir & White Wood logs for export and specializes in OVER SIZE logs with no maximum diameter.  Also welcome are shorts and lower grades. Scaling issues with these types of logs and how spangle, pitch ring, oversize knots, and konk are dealt with will be discussed in detail.

Who:  Rich Nelson, is president of Millwood Timber and handles purchasing.  He has lived and worked in China for 15 of his 25 year career in the wood products industry.         

Where:  8200 Kimmie St. SW, Tumwater, WA, 98512  (Meet at the weigh shack.)


From the South:  Take first right off I-5 exit 99, next left at Kimmie Street, 1 mile on left.

From the North: Left off I-5 exit 101, cross over freeway, right at the light. Take the 2nd right on 80th Ave SW.  Weigh shack is ½ mile on the right.

For GPS users, you can plug in the address:  8200  Kimmie St. SW, Tumwater WA 98512

If you get lost, please call 253-670-1827

Notes:  No personal protection, e.g., vests, hard hats, safety glasses, will be needed on this tour as the yard will be shut down, and no equipment will be in operation.

There will be room for a larger group, so we are inviting members of Lewis, Grays Harbor, and Pierce Co. Chapters of WFFA.


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 President Justin Becker: [email protected] or 360-789-8449 or Treasurer Bonnie Miller: 360-705-1888.

2018 Meetings & Tours -- 2nd Wednesday, unless noted -- Mark your Calendars!

· Education Meetings:  Jan. 10,  Thurs. Feb. 15, March 14, April 11, Oct 10,

· Tours:  May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept 12

· Nov. 15 Thurs. -- Planning meeting for 2019

South Sound Farm Forestry Association Co-Secretaries: Norma Green, 360 753-1487 and Brian LeTourneau, 360 943-8774


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]   

Becker drone image July 2018.
Becker drone image July 2018. Many forestry influences seen including conversion pressure, riparian buffer area, hardwood pockets, maple tree dead zones, fire (takes a sharp eye).

Chapter Officers
President Justin Becker
Co-Secretary Norma Green
Co-Secretary Brian LeTourneau
Treasurer Bonnie Miller