Winning Tree Farm Hosts Open House in Arlington


David New, one of our 2016 Conservation Leaders of the Year, won another award with his family as Washington State Tree Farm of Year. This is an award that has not been given to a Snohomish County tree farm for a numbers of years. Awarded in late May, David showed off their farm and forestry restoration work and opened up their property to the public on July 21st for an open house. They were happy to celebrate with the community and teach more than 40 attendees what it's like to run a tree farm.

Ryan Williams, Project Integration Manager with Snohomish Conservation District, was on hand to guide tours through the restoration project we did on Tributary 64. Other staff members who worked on the project came by with their family members to show it off. It was a large undertaking and we were lucky to have such a fine cooperator to work with.

Learn More about the Trib 64 Project

You can read more about the Nourse Tree Farm in our latest print edition of The Nexus or here on our website:

Saving Salmon on Tributary 64 by Kari Quaas, Media & Outreach Specialist | From Volume 29: Issue 1 of The Nexus

Learn More about the New Family

Below is a video showing a history of the Nourse Tree Farm property, the work they did with us, and a bit more about David, his wife Darlina, and his daughter Jennifer Parker and her husband, Jeff.

Congratulations to the News and Parkers on this wonderful award to recognize your good works with trees and the land in Snohomish County!