Society of American Foresters

Northwest Regions


Phellinus sulphurascens

 On May 19th, Pam Phillips (GRCC graduate) and Amy Kroll (DNR pathologist) gave a presentation to the South Puget Sound Society of American Foresters in the Green River Community College 'school forest' on Phellinus sulphurascens, a destructive and often fatal root rot disease that affects the root systems of Douglas-fir trees.

North Olympic Chapter holds successful biomass tour

 The North Olympic Chapter of Washington State SAF hosted a biomass tour for over 80 community leaders from the Port Angeles-Port Townsend area. Led and organized by Chapter Chair Harry Bell, along with chapter members John Calhoun, Cam Field, Martha Hurd and Tom Swanson, the tour included stops at the Herman Bros/Evergreen Fiver biomass facilities and field operations. Participants learned about biomass production and transportation, benefits of biomass harvesting, and efforts to minimize site impacts.