Washington State University Extension Forestry has been hosting a series of webinars on climate change, carbon sequestration, and carbon credits for growing timber. One that was recently done included WFFA Executive Director Elaine Oneil's presentation "Carbon Smart Forestry: What is it and how do you measure it?" It can be viewed here (starts at 55 minutes) or go to this page and view other past webinars on the subject. Two more sessions are scheduled for June and you can register to attend them live or watch for the videos on the WFFA web page.
Bob and Kazuko Barker were recently awarded the 2022 Tree Farmer of the Year by our partners at the Washington Tree Farm Program. Their Nelson Road Tree Farm was purchased by Bob and Kaz in 1996 when Bob wanted a retirement project. It was poor quality, neglected pasture land in the Van Zandt area of Whatcom County, in the Nooksack River watershed and the foothills of Mount Baker. Over the last 25 years, 30,000 trees have been planted on the tree farm and the tree farm now plays an important role in providing habitat for endangered salmon runs and the endangered Oregon spotted frog.
Watch the video prepared by the for the presentation by the Washington Tree Farm Program here. View other articles and videos about them here. Congratulations to Bob, Kazuko and their entire family!