David New, one of our 2016 Conservation Leaders of the Year, has won another award with his family as Washington State Tree Farm of Year. Awarded in late May, David wants to show off their farm and forestry restoration work and open up their property to the public on July 21st. The open house will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Light refreshments will be available, and if you want to tour the restoration project Snohomish Conservation District did on Tributary 64, wear sturdy walking shoes. We expect it to be dry, but it's always good to be prepared.
Below is a video showing a history of their property, the work they did with us, and a bit more about David, his wife Darlina, and his daughter Jennifer and her husband, Jeff.
"We were named the 2018 Washington State Tree Farmer of the Year by the Washington Tree Farm Program (WTFP). This is an award that has not been given to a Snohomish County tree farm for a number of years. We want to invite you to save the date and attend an open house at our tree farm on Saturday, July 21st, which we will be co-sponsoring with the Washington Farm Forestry Association, the WTFP, the Snohomish Conservation District (SCD), and WSU Extension Forestry. We and our co-sponsors will celebrate this award and share with the public a bit of what small landowner tree farming is about."
Here is a video link to a short piece prepared by the WTFP about their tree farm:
Partners on this event include: Nourse Tree Farm, Washington Farm Forestry Association, the Washington Tree Farm Program (WTFP), the Snohomish Conservation District (SCD), and WSU Extension Forestry.