Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Forest Fires Nearby



Wildfire's motto this season has been, "Start early and often."

Thursday, July 24, 2014

What Could Go Wrong? Felling a 95 foot Douglas fir tree with two tops



Sometimes precision timber felling doesn't go exactly as planned. If we take all the usual steps and precautions, what could go wrong?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Explore a Century of Your Land's Use with a New USGS Mapping Site

Step back through the ages on your forest, online, for free. The full catalog of USGS topographic surveys is now on one web site and searchable by city.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Timber Tax Class and Chelan County Property Valuations

Is part of your property in a "Current Use" or "Designated Forest Land" program? Make sure your valuation reflects that.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Douglas-fir Beetle Outbreak in the Columbia River Gorge


Another bark beetle has shown up in big numbers in the eastern Gorge. This time, it’s Douglas-fir beetle attacking Douglas-fir trees -- and it’s no surprise.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Felling lesson

Ours is a family forest. Over the Memorial Day weekend, family member Chris came over to learn how to cut down a tree. Here's a video.