May 2001

The Straight Grain Vol. 3, Issue 4

Table of Contents
Calendar of Events
News From the Dean's Office
In memory of Rupert Ford
Kudos to Phil Hurvitz
CFR Library
Congratulations to Laura Keeley
CFR Outreach
Bill Beese Lecture May 16th
Arboretum
Summer Day Camp
Mother's Day at the Arboretum
Arboretum Classes
Arboretum Lectures
Sorry this is late! Every effort is made to get a Straight Grain out every Friday afternoon. You can count on a new issue this Friday.
*****Calendar*****
Note: If you are aware of any upcoming events that might be of interest to members of the college, please email me with the information, and I will be delighted to list it here.
*****The Dean's Office*****
In memory of Rupert Ford
Rupert Ford, son of David and Rosemary Ford, died suddenly early in April of complications of diabetes. He had only recently been diagnosed and had not yet had learned the implications of the illness he had and how to manage it. In America, about a third of the people who have diabetes *don't know it yet.* The American Diabetes Association supports research and education about the disease as well as providing patient and family support. The Ford family would welcome donations in Rupert's memory to the ADA, which may be sent to: Memorial and Honor Program, Attn: ADA Web, PO Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720. The Ford family's address is 2241-A Fairview Avenue East, Seattle WA 98102.
Kudos to Phil Hurvitz!
Phil was nominated for one of the UW distinguished staff awards for 2001. More information is available in the University Week. Way to go Phil!!!
*****CFR Library*****
Laura Keeley, a Student Assistant in the Forest Resources Library, and a CFR Wildland Conservation major, has been awarded a UW Libraries Student Assistant Scholarship. She is one of 10 student employees of the Libraries to win the $500 award for her essay answering the question "What are the most important and surprising things you have learned while working at the University of Washington Libraries?" The awards will be presented at a reception on May 14 in the Allen Library Petersen Room. Congratulations to Laura. -Carol Green
*****Outreach*****
On Wednesday, May 16, 2001 the University of Washington College of Forest Resources is offering a free lecture by Mr. Bill Beese of the British Columbia Coastal Division of Weyerhaeuser Company. Mr. Beese will discuss his company's decision to phase out clear cutting on the division's forestlands in five years, and the company's experiences in replacing it with variable retention harvesting. The lecture will be held from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM in the Byron and Alice Lockwood Forest Club Room located in Anderson Hall, room 207, on the UW campus in Seattle. Coffee and tea will be served. For more information, contact College of Forest Resources at 206-543-0867.
*****Arboretum*****
The Arboretumís education department had a wonderful time at the CFRís Arbor Day Fair on campus last week. We had a lot of K-3rd graders stop by the Neighborhood Forest booth, about 800 each day! If you havenít seen Arbor Day in action I would definitely recommend stopping by next year.
Summer Day Camp at the Arboretum!!!
This year the Arboretum will hold an all-day program for kids ages 9-11. There will be two sessions: Curious Critters or Flora Fun. Activities are held daily from 9 a.m. Ė4 p.m. with the option of using extended day services at the Arboretum from 8-9 a.m. and 4-5 p.m. More information can be found on the UW Education Outreach web page at www.outreach.washington.edu/extinfo/youth.asp#sda or by calling (206) 543-2310. If you know of anyone looking for camp ideas this summer please forward this information.
Wondering what to do for Motherís Day? How about treating Mom to a relaxing afternoon at the Arboretum. From 11 a.m. to noon bring Mom to the Graham Visitors Center Greenhouse for Storyvine. Join professional storyteller Kathy Currie as she celebrates Momí s and the renewal of spring. Storyvine is a FREE family program. Please call to pre-register at (206) 543-8801. Stay after for the Arboretum Foundationís Thyme for Mom. Moms receive a FREE thyme plant to take home and kids can plant a seed to take home and nurture (11 a.m.-4 p.m.). The Seattle Rhododendron Society will also be holding a judged exhibit including new hybrids, rhododendron sale and raffle all from (11 a.m.-4 p.m.).
ARBORETUM CLASSES
MUSHROOM IDENTIFICATION CLASS Fee: $30 per participant Available two different Sundays: Sunday May 13th from 10-4 p.m. Sunday June 10th from 10-4 p.m. Join the Puget Sound Mycological Society Cultivation Group at the Arboretum as they cover a comprehensive class on mushrooms. The first 2 hours will cover identification of the top 10 mushrooms. Spend the next couple hours learning how to cook and enjoy mushrooms as edible treats. Finally wrap up the day learning how to cultivate your favorite mushroom species. Pre-registration required. To register for the class call the education department at (206) 543-8801.
ARBORETUM LECTURES
Friday June 15th, from 7-8 p.m. At the Arboretumís Graham Visitors Center Join Seattle Chinese Garden Society President Phil Wood and Jan Whitner for a special slide-show lecture and presentation on "The Differences Between Japanese & Chinese Gardens" Ticket price: $12 per person Call (206) 543-8801 to register, space is limited!
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Friday June 22nd, from 7-9 p.m. At the Arboretumís Graham Visitors Center New Zealand plant expert Dr. Warwick Harris will lecture on New Zealand plants for Pacific Northwest Gardens. He will also speak on the recently dedicated "Seattle Sister City Garden" at the Christchurch Botanic Garden. Find out about the horticultural potential of the New Zealand flora for the Pacific Northwest and learn how natives grow "down under". Limited seating. Pre-registration required. Call (206) 685-2590. Fee: $12 general public; $10 Arboretum Foundation Members VISA, MasterCard and American Express accepted.
Monica Ravin Education Coordinator Washington Park Arboretum BOX 358010 Seattle, WA 98195 (206) 543-8801


The Straight Grain Vol. 4, Issue 1

Table of Contents
Calendar of Events
News From the Dean's Office
Arbor Day Fair Photos
Alumni Camp
Outreach
Forestry Feedback Bulletin Board
Poster Space Still Available
Weyerhauser Ends Clearcutting?
*****Calendar*****
Tuesday, May 15th. Dr. Caroline Preston (specialist in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technology), Pacific Forestry Center, Victoria, B.C. will give a seminar entitled "The Lives (and Carbon Chemistry) of Coarse Woody Debris in Forests," in Anderson 22, at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 16th. Mr. Bill Beese of the British Columbia Coastal Division of Weyerhaeuser Company will discuss his company's decision to phase out clear cutting on the division's forestlands in five years. Mr. Beese will take questions after his presentation. The lecture will be held from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM in the Byron and Alice Lockwood Forest Club Room located in Anderson Hall, room 207, on the UW campus in Seattle. Coffee and tea will be served.
Note: If you are aware of any upcoming events that might be of interest to members of the college, please email me with the information, and I will be delighted to list it here.
*****The Dean's Office*****
Stop by to see photos of the Arbor Day Fair in Linda Kaye's office (102 Anderson). They're great. Alumni Camp is coming up July 20-22! The camp was great fun last summer, with activities geared for all ages -- ranging from hikes, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts and wildlife walks to testing out GIS systems, wine tasting, and campfires. Please encourage alums to participate when you have the opportunity.
*****Outreach*****
FORESTRY FEEDBACK BULLETIN BOARD
Did you know that the CFR has its own Forestry Feedback discussion board? This electronic bulletin board was set up last fall so that the public could offer opinions to the college on forestry issues. The archive contains messages from landowners, industry foresters, and faculty on a wide range of issues. Each quarter the bulletin board contents are archived in preparation for the next Denman Forestry Issues Program. The next topic for discussion is: "Washington's Forest Regulations and Their Impacts on The Private Landowner". All faculty students and staff are welcome to sign in on the bulletin board (you can use an alias if you wish) and get involved in the discussion or just review the posted messages. To access the bulletin board and sign in, go to the following Denman web page: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/outreach/Denman/may30.html and look for the Forestry Feedback link, then follow the directions.
POSTER SPACE STILL AVAILABLE
The Precision Forestry Symposium is about a month away, June 17-20, 2001. The Oral presentation spots are filled, but there are still poster and exhibitor spaces available. The web page for the event is at: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/outreach/PreFor/index.html The symposium is being held in Kane Hall so access by CFR community is easy. As host of this event, the Precision Forestry Cooperative will bring cutting edge technology to the campus through speakers from throughout the region, US and the world.
WEYERHAEUSER ENDS CLEAR CUTTING?
On Wednesday, May 16, 2001 the University of Washington College of Forest Resources is offering a free lecture by Mr. Bill Beese of the British Columbia Coastal Division of Weyerhaeuser Company. Mr. Beese will discuss his company's decision to phase out clear cutting on the division's forestlands in five years. The speaker will cover such topics as, why the company decided to make this change, silvicultural considerations of ending clear cutting, and the challenges and successes associated with variable retention method and its adoption. Mr. Beese will take questions after his presentation. The lecture will be held from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM in the Byron and Alice Lockwood Forest Club Room located in Anderson Hall, room 207, on the UW campus in Seattle. Coffee and tea will be served.


Friday's S.G. was incomplete. It did not include an update from Pack Forest. The following version includes the update from Pack.

The Straight Grain Vol. 4, Issue 2

Table of Contents
2001 CFRAA Alumni Meeting/Banquet November 2.
Pack Forest
Ecosystem Sciences

Science Fun Day in Renton
Outreach
Beese Lecture a Hit
National Society of American Foresters 2001 National Convention
Tell Us What To Say
Arboretum
John's Trip to New Zealand
The Arboretum Master Plan Clears It's Final Hurdle
BEE-TOPIA This Saturday
Arboretum Weekend Family Events
Free Weekend Walks at 1:00pm

SAVE THE DATE
The 2001 CFRAA Alumni Meeting/Banquet will be Friday, November 2. The tentative schedule for the day is the regular annual meeting in the early afternoon, followed by a faculty presentation in the Forest Clubroom. The social will commence at the Faculty Club about 5-5:30, with dinner and evening program at 7:00.
*****Pack Forest*****
In anticipation of a water shortage this year, Pack has moved two tanks from the biosolids program to the camp for back-up water storage. The tanks have been initially cleaned and disinfected; they will now be sand blasted and recoated inside to hold potable water. The two tanks, plus a cistern that was installed several years ago add about 45,000 gallons of back-up storage.
*****Ecosystem Sciences*****
SCIENCE FUN DAY
A grade school in the Fairwood area of Renton is planning its annual SCIENCE FUN DAY Friday, 1 June. Give your 12-14 minute presentation on to batches of K-6 students between 3:00-5:30 and send a lot of little scientists on their way to future careers! For more information, contact Karen Hake (kbhake@email.msn.com, 206-851-3344).
*****Outreach*****
BEESE LECTURE A HIT
Guest lecturer Bill Beese of the British Columbia Coastal Division of Weyerhaeuser Company made a presentation to nearly 60 attendees on at 12:30PM on Wednesday, May 16th in the Byron and Alice Lockwood Forest Club Room. The attendees included students and faculty from throughout the UW community, professionals land managers from preservation organizations, public agencies and private industry (including Weyerhaeuser). The presentation was followed by a comprehensive question and answer session that did not end until 2:15PM! Mr. Beese explained his division's plan to phase in a variable retention harvesting strategy and discontinue traditional clear cutting.
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF AMERICAN FORESTERS 2001 NATIONAL CONVENTION
The convention will be held September 13-15, 2001 at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Denver, Colorado. The theme for this year's convention is "Forestry at the Great Divide". Experience the intensity and complexity of today's resource issues in the western states and along the Great Divide. For a schedule of the convention and registration information visit the web page at: http://www.safnet.org/calendar/natcon.htm
TELL US WHAT TO SAY
The College of Forest Resources is hosting an exhibit again this year at the national SAF convention. The college's exhibit is a great way to advance the research and teaching of our institution. Since the UW began exhibiting at the convention in 1998, we have strived to keep the booth dynamic (unlike the other forestry schools that use the same set-up year after year). The way we do this is by having faculty, students and staff contribute to the design and content of the exhibit annually. Kelley Duffield is responsible for putting the exhibit together and is ready for your ideas on this year's exhibit. So whether you just want some literature handed out or have an idea for an interactive computer display, please bring your ideas to Kelley D. at duffield@u.washington.edu
*****Arboretum*****
JOHN'S TRIP TO NEW ZEALAND
John A. Wott, director of Washington Park Arboretum, spent April 25th - May 15th in New Zealand with the Board of Diretors, International Plant Propagators Society. Dr. Wott also met with the representatives of Christchurch where he visited the newly installed Seattle Garden in the Helmford Quarry. They also discussed their participation in the New Zealand Garden in the Arboretum. The New Zealand regional IPPS conference concluded the time, where Dr. Wott was a moderator, gave a paper, and also presented serveral awards to New Zealand members.
MASTER PLAN CLEARS FINAL HURDLE
The Seattle City Council passed the Arboretum Master Plan with an unanimous 9-0 vote. On May 17th, the University of Washington Board of Regents also passed it. It has taken nearly 8 years! Many, many thanks to all those who helped over the years, with letters, emails and other support. It all added up to a big win! Thank you!!!
BEE-TOPIA THIS SATURDAY AT THE ARBORETUM!!!
The Puget Sound Beekeepers Association will conduct their annual Field Day and Hive Examination, nicknamed "Bee-topia", on Saturday May 19 at the Graham Vistors Center in the Washington Park Arboretum. The hive examination will begin at 1PM and last for 1 Ĺ or 2 hours.
ARBORETUM WEEKEND FAMILY EVENTS
Last Sunday was Thyme for Mom at the Arboretum! Storyvine, the Arboretum's free storytelling session, and the Arboretum Foundation's Thyme for Mom event was well attended! We had over 30 moms spend their special day at the Arboretum. Don't forget about dad: On Sunday June 17th from 9-4 p.m. the Arboretum is hosting a Chinese Art & Culture Festival. Come at 11a.m. for a special Father's Day Storyvine and a free slide show presentation on Chinese Gardens at 2p.m. For more information call the education department at (206) 543-8801.
FREE WEEKEND WALKS
Every Saturday and Sunday at 1 PM depart from the Graham Visitors Center in the Washington Park Arboretum.

 


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