On a partly cloudy German morning, Talking Forests pulls up to a forestry office near the Seefeld Castle. How did we get this opportunity? Tom Hanson, the District 1 board member representative of Society of American Foresters invited us to go on this tour. Tom's friend Armin manages the Toerring forests in Seefeld, Germany. Armin and also joined by Count Cajetan gave Talking Forests a tour of the land and the story behind growing, harvesting, and salvaging different types of trees on their property.
Patrick Shults is the new SW WA WSU extension forester based out of Chehalis, WA. Serving Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Lewis, Mason, Skamania, Thurston, and Wahkiakum Counties. Patrick says “we can have our forest and our trees too!” Being a forester is about bringing connections together.