Tour of Higgins' Salzer Valley Parcel

When: 
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 5:45pm
Where: 

196 Reinke Road, Centralia.  East of Centralia off Salzer Valley Road

Host: 
Lewis Chapter
What: 

To celebrate Chuck and Nan Higgins Washington State Tree Farmer of the Year award, an in-person award ceremony is scheduled on their Salzer tree farm. Following the ceremony, everyone is invited to a twilight tour of their tree farm.   

The Tree Farmer of the Year ceremony will be from 5:45 pm until 6:00 pm.  A tour of the property will begin at 6:00 pm.

Driving Directions from I-5 North

  1. Take Exit 82 off I-5 for Harrison toward WA-507 N/Mellen Street
  2. Use one of the left two lanes to turn left onto Harrison Avenue.
  3. Get in the right lane, continue for 1.4 miles (through 4 stoplights) and turn right onto Pearl Street at a stoplight. The street takes 2 turns and becomes Main Street before you reach Pearl Street.
  4. Follow Pearl Street through 2 more stoplights, about 1/2 mile. 
  5. Get in left lane because about 100 feet after you go over a railroad overpass, you need to turn left onto E Summa Street.
  6. In one block, cross a one-way northbound street and continue straight on what has now become Salzer Valley Road.
  7. Continue for 3.4 miles, then turn right onto Reinke Road.
  8. Go approximately 1/2 mile to get to the Salzer Valley tree farm at 196 Reinke Road. The driveway to the tree farm will be on the right.


From I-5 South

  1. Take exit 79 toward Chamber Way.
  2. Get in the right exit land and turn right onto NW Chamber of Commerce Way.
  3. Go 2/10 of a mile and turn left onto N National Ave. which becomes NE Kresky Ave.
  4. Continue 2.7 miles, from Chehalis into Centralia.
  5. Just before a railroad overpass, turn right onto E Summa Street, which becomes Salzer Valley Road.
  6. Stay on Salzer Valley Road for 3.4miles.
  7. Turn right onto Reinke Road.
  8. Go approximately 1/2 mile to get to the Salzer Valley tree farm at 196 Reinke Road.  The driveway to the tree farm will be on the right.