Farm Forestry Association Annual Meeting and Washington Tree Farm
Program Awards Luncheon, April 30 - May 2, Great Wolf Lodge, Grand
Mound, WA (I-5, Exit 88).
Each year the Tree Farm Luncheon, including naming of the Washington
State Tree Farmer of the Year, is held during the WFFA's Annual
Meeting. The Tree Farm Luncheon will be at 12:00 p.m. on Friday,
May 2. Tree Farmers are welcome to attend the entire meeting or
only the Tree Farm Luncheon. See Meeting Details and Registration Form
are available. Registration cost is higher after March 31.
Rooms at the Great Wolf are available at a greatly reduced rate,
without waterpark privileges, through March 31.
Forest Stewardship Coached Planning: A class for people with wooded property
If you haven't taken this course to learn about managing your forest, then you should! It includes:
For further details and registration information, choose one of the upcoming sessions:
- Eight class sessions taught by the state's recognized experts
- A Saturday field trip
- A large notebook of reference materials and how-to guides
- A consultation site visit to your property from a professional forester
Everett - Mondays starting March 30
Black Diamond - Thursdays starting April 16
Preston - Tuesdays starting September 22
Whidbey Island - Thursdays starting October 1
Look on the WSU Extension site for details and future courses.
Ties to the Land
Your land will outlive you. Who will care for
it when you are gone? Will it be a family legacy or a family
squabble? Will it be kept intact and protected, or will it be
divided upand sold off in pices? Will it become a source of
conflict between surviving family members? What is the long-term
future that you want for your property?
This succession planning workshop explores these questions and others.
No sessions are scheduled at this time.
The WSU Forestry and Wildlife Extension program provides education and
information about forest management to private forest landowners as well
as the general public. Click here for the most up to date information on programs they are offering.
Forest Stewardship University
If you prefer to educate yourself about forestry in a less structured setting, check out the new online lessons in the Forest Stewardship University.
Twenty-four online learning modules are now available and more will be
added. They are available for $5 - $9 each (or less when
purchased as packages of related lessons) and can be accessed for 1 year after purchase.
Washington Farm Forestry Association
and its 16 affiliated chapters sponsor many events of interest to Tree
Farmers throughout the year. Tree Farm tours are especially
popular during the summer. Visit their Chapters page to see detailed meeting announcements in your local area, or view the state-wide calendar for a summary. All events are open to non-members,
but there are many advantages to joining WFFA. Currently there is a
New Member Rate of $45 for the first year, a considerable savings over
the usual acreage based rates ranging from $65 to $175. Join Now!
Western Forestry and Conservation Association sponsors many continuing education workshops and seminars
for professional foresters. Some may also be of interest to tree
Updated: March 16, 2015