Washington’s working forests provide trees for today, and tomorrow

Washington’s working forests provide trees for today, and tomorrow

Some say the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. And the second best time? That would be now – a philosophy Washington’s working foresters take to heart as they continue planting trees – for today, and tomorrow.

In fact, 52 million trees will be planted this year in Washington. Trees that like those planted a generation before will help keep 60,000 miles of working forest streams cool to protect fish habitat. Others will provide shelter for wildlife, while others still will be harvested by the next generation’s building and paper products.

Across Washington, privately owned forests are setting the standard for sustainability, just like they have for generations, since Weyerhaeuser Timber Company dedicated the nation’s first tree farm in Western Washington back in 1941. With those 130,000 acres the inspiration for things to come, by the end of the 20th century, more than 70,000 tree farms operated in the U.S., comprising more than 93 million acres of land.

RELATED READING: Planting now, for the future

Private lands lead the way in sustainable forest management

With more than half of Washington’s land area covered in forest, one-third of that is privately owned, yet those private forests account for an amazing 70 percent of wood harvested in the state each year.

Working forests like northwest Washington’s Clyde Tree Farm, 154-acre forest near Hood Canal where third-generation family members continue to manage the property with sustainability in mind.

Today, Washington’s working foresters plant three trees for every tree harvested, ensuring an enduring cycle of wood products so that when a new generation is ready to build, the locally grown and harvested products will be there to help them do it.

Explore Washington’s working forests today

Take an interactive tour through a virtual landscape with a Forester’s View of a Working Forest, exploring replanting and conservation, in addition to areas suitable for harvesting as foresters practice sustainable forestry and follow WA’s Forest Practices Rules.

And to learn more about the role Washington’s working forests play today, and tomorrow, visit workingforests.org

RELATED READING: Why the Construction Industry is essential to toilet paper stocks

Washington’s working forests provide trees for today, and tomorrow

More in Marketplace

Best CBD oil
Best CBD Oil: 3 Best Products for Pain in 2020

Many people suffer from pain in their knees, elbows, hips, and low… Continue reading

Washington’s working forests provide trees for today, and tomorrow
Washington’s working forests provide trees for today, and tomorrow

Some say the best time to plant a tree was 20 years… Continue reading

Planting now, for the future
Planting now, for the future

Active forest management does much more than produce timber and toilet paper.

Why the construction industry is essential to local toilet paper stocks
Why the construction industry is essential to local toilet paper stocks

Diverse, interconnected forest products industry need all components working

Robotics take knee surgery to the next level
Robotics take knee surgery to the next level

Knee pain sufferers on the Olympic Peninsula have new options at Jefferson Healthcare

Ready to reserve a Mustang-inspired electric SUV? It’s this easy
Ready to reserve a Mustang-inspired electric SUV? It’s this easy

Save significant cash by choosing Port Angeles for delivery of your new Mustang Mach E!

Domestic violence IS preventable: July 21’s Refuse To Abuse 5k is a unique run/walk through every level of Safeco Field, from the players’ tunnel to the final lap around the field.
LifeWire provides a lifeline for woman fleeing abuse

Refuse to Abuse 5K at Safeco Field raises funds and awareness to fight domestic violence

Join the July 21 Refuse To Abuse 5k, a joint event from the Seattle Mariners and the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Survivor shares message of strength: Domestic violence is preventable

Lace up for the Refuse to Abuse 5k, July 21 at Safeco Stadium

The Refuse to Abuse 5k, at Safeco Field July 21, supports the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Ben VanHouten photo
Step out – and onto Safeco Field! – to help put an end to domestic violence

Start the discussion and register today for the Refuse to Abuse 5K

Top Komen Race for the Cure fundraisers Heidi May, left, and Laura Mendoza. Mendoza was the No. 1 overall fundraiser for 2017 and May was the No. 1 survivor fundraiser. Photo by Scott Eklund/Red Box Pictures
‘Pink Sisterhood’ unites to Race for the Cure

Walk, run, volunteer or donate to create life-saving change in the fight against breast cancer

Search Advertising Remains One of the Best Ways to Reach Customers
Search Advertising Remains One of the Best Ways to Reach Customers

Every search can be considered a signal of intent, giving advertisers a massive opportunity.

Brand Websites in the Mobile, Cross-Device Era
Brand Websites in the Mobile, Cross-Device Era

What does the distributed, multi-device reality mean for the original channel — the brand website?