Cowlitz Chapter

Greetings Members,

Cascade Hardwoods in Chehalis is hosting our group for a log yard and Sawmill tour on Wednesday June12, at 4:00 PM

During the log yard tour, we will be able to look at a group of logs which has been scaled and detail on the scaling will be available for each participant for active discussion. I believe often logs which could produce some lumber are discarded to pulp due to crooks sweeps or other imperfections. What a great opportunity to see firsthand what the purchasers want and don’t want in the quality of logs.

We will have the opportunity for a sawmill tour after the log yard tour. The mill will not be running during the tour; however, we can discuss the mill, see the equipment and the process of turning logs into lumber. We will then tour the finished lumber storage area where it all awaits shipping to its destination and the fine products that Cascade produces.

Their address is

158 Ribelin RD

Chehalis WA 98532

There will be FARM FORESTRY signs directing you to parking

The mill requires hi-vis vest and hard hat as well as sturdy, closed toe shoes for walking around the log yard and mill. Please bring these with you.

Please rsvp as soon as possible to

Thanks, and hope to see you on the 12th



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President:    Byron Hinners

Vice President:    Johnny Hill

Secretary:    Sara Pursley

Treasurer:    Walt Vandeperre

Board Member:    Pat Huson

Board Member:    John Keatley

Board Member:    Erik Metcalf

Board Member:    Butch Ogden

Board Member: Joe Gardner

Past President:    Ron Pursley

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