Videos

See all of our videos on the Washington Farm Forestry Association Youtube Channel

 

WFFA ANNUAL MEETING PRESENTATIONS

2019 - 20th Anniversary of Forests and Fish: Past, Present and Future

2018 - Wild Fire - Building Community and Forest Resilience

 

EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Make your voice heard during the legislative process, by Heather Hansen

Learn about FREP (Forest Riparian Easement Program), by Washington DNR Staff

Site preparation for successful regeneration, by Dick Hopkins

Figured maple: Finding, understanding, and growing "gold" in the woods, by John Keller

Field trials of the addition of potassium to Douglas-fir seedlings associated with laminated root rot, by Dick Hopkins

Capturing wildlife on camera at the Nourse Tree Farm and some things I learned along the way, by David New.

An overview of silviculture's effect on elk habitat: Relationships among elk habitat, productivity and disease by Kyle Garrison.

Bugs & Crud at Rafter Seven Ranch by Patti Playfair, Randy Burke, and Melissa Fischer (DNR Forest Entomologist)

Tree farm roads: Managing your second largest investment by Nick Somero.

Who will buy my oversized logs? by Rich Nelson

Riparian Management Alternatives for Forests Under Fire: An Alternative Approach to No-Touch Buffers, by Elaine Oneil

Where should I plant red alder?, by Connie Harrington

The future of commercial wood production by Mike Warjone

 

ABOUT OUR MEMBERS

Bryon & Donna Loucks - Shovel logging at the B&D Tree Farm

Micheal Hurley - Harvesting 80 year old Douglas-fir at the Hurley Tree Farm

David New - Our Tree Farm Story.  1 hour webinar about the Nourse Tree Farm

Andy Phillipson - I married the farmer's daughter

Steve Barnowe-Meyer - Why I Support WFFA

Ken Miller - Why we are members of Washington Farm Forestry Association

Vic Musselman - My Tree Farm and Me

 

NOMINEES FOR WASHINGTON STATE TREE FARMER OF THE YEAR

2021 Washington State Tree Farmer of the Year - Michigan Hill Tree Farm - Chuck & Nan Higgins

2021 Nominee - M & H Tree Farm - Nick Somero

2020 Washington State Tree Farmer of the Year - Elmore Vance Tree Farm

2020 Nominee - Pomeroy Tree Farm

2020 Nominee - Five Point Lodge Tree Farm

2019 Washington State Tree Farmer of the Year -O'Neill Pine Company

2019 Nominee - Olele Woodlands

2018 Washington State Tree Farmer of the Year - Nourse Tree Farm owned by the New Family

2018 Nominee - HoJo's Newaukum Tree Farm owned by Michelle Blake Morgan

2017 Washington State Tree Farmer of the Year - Five Springs Tree Farm, owned by the Kingsbury Family

2017 Nominee - Micheal Hurley Tree Farm

2016 Washington State Tree Farmer of the Year - Lawffer Family

2016 Nominee - J.D. Logan Tree Farm, owned by Bill Logan

Summary video of Washington State Tree Farmers of the Year since 1976

View all videos of the Washington Tree Farm Program on their YouTube channel.

 

WEBINARS by WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY, EXTENSION FORESTRY

Fall 2021 Webinar Series

Healthy forest understories and the weeds that get in the way.  A webinar presented by Skye Pelliccia.  Sponsored by WSU Extension Forestry, August 26, 2021. 1 hour, 25 minutes.

Wildlife hot topics: Wolves, grizzly bears, snowy owls, murrelets, salmon...  A webinar presented by Ken Bevis.  Sponsored by WSU Extension Forestry, August 20, 2021. 1 hour.

Forest health highlights.  A webinar presented by Glenn Kohler.  Sponsored by WSU Extension Forestry, August 17, 2021. 1 hour, 7 minutes

Variable density thinning. A webinar presented by Matt Provencher.  Sponsored by WSU Extension Forestry, 2021. 1 hour, 20 minutes

Who lives here now? Common forest wildlife species in Washington.  A webinar presented by Ken Bevis, July 29, 2021. 1 hour, 8 minutes.

2021 Forest Owners' Winter School.  Enjoy the extensive collection of presentations made at this online school held February 27, 2021.  The presentations are also listed individually in the appropriate section of Educational Resources by Subject on the WFFA web site.

Tech Series

     Google Earth tutorial

     Using the Web Soil Survey

     PlotHound for forest inventory

     Navigating the DNR Forest Practices Application

     iNaturalist and citizen forest health projects

Tree Planting Series

          #1 - Choosing your trees, presented by Patrick Shults, WSU Extension Forester. 32 minutes. 2020.

          #2 - Preparing the site, presented by Matt Provencher, Washington Department of Natural Resources. 36 minutes. 2020.

          #3 - Getting them in the ground, presented by Matt Provencher, Washington Department of Natural Resources. 28 minutes. 2020.

          #4 - Keeping an eye out: insects and disease, presented by Dan Omdal, Washington Department of Natural Resources. 35 minutes. 2020.

          #5 - Keeping an eye out: animal damage, presented by Ken Bevis, Washington Department of Natural Resources. 40 minutes. 2020.

A dead tree's excellent adventure: There's nothing bogus about dead wood! Presented by Ken Bevis. 2020. 1 hour, 15 minutes.

Lions and squirrels and bears! Oh my! Wildlife and forest habitats in Washington.  Presented by Ken Bevis. 2020. 1 hour, 22 minutes.

Moving the target: managing your forest in a changing climate. Presented by David Peterson. 2020. 1 hour, 29 minutes.

Growing edible mushrooms on logs. 2020. 1 hour, 6 minutes.

Why are so many conifers dying? A look at current forest and tree health issues.   Presented by Kevin Zobrist. Washington State University Extension Forestry. 2020. 1 hour, 30 minutes

Dang it! Who chewed my tree? Animal damage to trees and what to do about it. Presented by Ken Bevis.  Washington State University Extension Forestry, 2020. 1 hour.

Site preparation: Well begun is half done - proper site preparation and early vegetation control.Presented by Matt Provencher. Washington State University Extension Forestry, 2020. 1 hour, 13 minutes.

Selecting and planting forest seedlings (or, Plant trees like a boss (so that you only have to do it once). Presented by Matt Provencher, Washington State University Extension Forestry, 2020. 1 hour, 10 minutes.

If you build it, they will come - to your habitat. Fun wildlife habitat enhancements for landownersPresented by Ken Bevis, Washington State University Extension Forestry, 2020. 1 hour, 16 minutes.

Plantea non grata (a.k.a. unwanted plants). A webinar presented by Sasha Shaw, King County Noxious Weed Control Program. Washington State University Extension Forestry, 2020. 1 hour, 25 minutes.

The four horsemen of the the root disease apocalypse. Presented by Kevin Zobrist. Washington State University Extension Forestry. 2020. 48 minutes.

Princes in disguise: frogs and other amphibians in northwest woodlands.  A webinar presented by Washington State University Extension Forestry, 2020. 1 hour.

Wildfire in western Washington: a different animal. A webinar presented by Washington State University Extension Forestry, 2020. 1 hour, 45 minutes.

WASHINGTON TREE FARM PROGRAM VIDEOS

2020 Fall Forestry Seminar

Timber Markets

Overview of forestry and forest products as they relate to climate policy in Washington State

Big leaf maple syrup

Forest cultivated mushroom production systems

2019 Fall Forestry Seminar

Climate Change: What is the current understanding and what to expect. Presented by Dr. Jessica Halofsky.

Silviculture tools to consider in a changing climate.  Presented by Dr. David Peterson.

Genetic Considerations for your tree farm in a changing climate.  Presented by Dr. Brad St. Claire.

Climate Change and Birds on your tree farm. Presented by Dr. Kim Adelson

Climate Change effects on Insect and Disease.  Presented by Glenn Kohler.

Carbon Basics: What a tree farmer should know in a changing climate.  Presented by Dr. Elaine Oneil.

 

 

FUN AND INTERESTING VIDEOS

Ken Bevis is DNR’s stewardship wildlife biologist and a talented songwriter and artist. Enjoy this music video "True Bear" from Ken. Credits: Recorded live on the Golden Gate Bridge at Nourse Tree Farm in north Snohomish County, WA; Music, lyrics and performance by Ken Bevis; Video recording by Brendan White and Dave New; Bear video clips and photos from wildlife cameras at Nourse Tree Farm; Video editing by Dave New 

WEBINARS BY OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION

OSU Extension was not able to hold its 2020 Tree School so has converted it to a series of webinarson a wide range of topics, including forest management, health, fire, wildlife, and more.

OTHER

Members of Class 42 of Washington Agriculture and Forestry Leadership Program who were foresters, created a video titled "Forestry 101" for their classmates, to introduce them to the industry.  It is a good overview of all aspects of forestry.