OAKVILLE, Wash. – Owners of a Grays Harbor tree farm have been named the 2013 Washington Tree Farmer of the Year. Ken and Bonnie Miller, who own the Miller Tree Farm, have 41 acres south of Olympia and 42 acres east of Oakville.
The award is administered by the Washington Tree Farm Program, a group of small forest landowners, and is based on the farmer’s stewardship, management plan, timber health, innovation and community involvement. Each year the Washington Tree Farm Program selects a Washington State Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year from nominations submitted by Tree Farm Inspectors and Washington Farm Forestry Association chapters. The annual winner may be submitted to the American Tree Farm Systems contest for Regional Tree Farmer of the Year and 4 regional winners compete for National Tree Farmer of the Year. State winners have been named annually since 1976.
|2013 Washington State
Tree Farmer of the Year
Ken and Bonnie Miller
Located near Olympia