Twilight tour of Hemphill O'Neill's Parker Road Parcel

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 6:30pm

Parker Road, west of Chehalis

Lewis Chapter

Who:           Hemphill-O’Neill Company

What:         Twilight Tour of Parker Road parcel              

When:         August 16, 2022     6:30 pm

Where:       Parker Road, near Boistfort

The O’Neill family, owners of Hemphill-O’Neill Company were our 2022 Lewis County Tree Farmers of the Year.  They own multiple parcels in Lewis County but have chosen to give us a tour on one where several management activities can be seen.

Driving Directions: From I-5/Exit 77 proceed approx. 10.4 miles west on State Hwy 6, past Adna and past

Boistfort Rd. to Parker Rd. (Parker Road is approx. 1 mile past Boistfort Rd.) Turn left onto Parker Rd. Continue to the end of Parker Rd. and watch for Forestry Tour Signs.

Details on Tour

Review harvest and reforestation activities on 3 contiguous timber parcels (160 acres total).

  • A 1/8 mile walk through an 18 year-old cedar plantation (logged & planted to replace root rot DF).
  • A mixed species plantation (DF & WRC) in its 3rd year of growth.
  • A comparison of flexible net vs. rigid hard tubing on WRC.
  • A comparison of site prep spray vs. no site prep on plantations growth.
  • A recently logged area, prepped for planting next spring.
  • View of final 5 acre harvest scheduled for 2023.