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Into the Woods

October 12, 2021, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Free

Join us for an inspiring, challenging, active, and fun walk in the woods of Tualatin Hills Nature Park to explore the native trees that grow in our forests, the wood they provide, and their connections to your life and work. Into the Woods explores:

  • The unique and surprising traits and needs of more than twelve native tree species—including the roles they play in the forests’ ecology;
  • The distinctive characteristics of the wood that comes from these trees and the roles each play in our daily lives;
  • The impact your tree and wood-related choices have on forests, near and far;
  • Ways that you and fellow forest owners can strengthen your connections to local forests and have a positive impact on them.


Brandy Saffell is a forester with Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District. She assists new and seasoned forest managers with assessing forest health concerns, writing stewardship plans, improving wildlife habitat, and coordinating forest restoration projects. Brandy earned a B.S. in Environmental Studies from Florida State University and a M.S. in Forest Ecosystems and Society from Oregon State University, where she studied the impacts of disease on Douglas-fir forests in Oregon. Before joining the Tualatin SWCD team, she worked as a forestry educator for OSU Extension, a lab technician at a forest research institute, and a field technician at Tall Timbers Research Station in Florida.

Jake Foster – Sales Associate at Sustainable Northwest Wood has a degree in Environmental Science and is a LEED Green Associate. He is passionate about using business as an instrument for change.  A native of Bend, Oregon, Jake is an outdoor enthusiast and spends his free time fishing, skiing, paddling, and surfing the icy waters of the Pacific NW.

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October 12, 2021 4:30pm October 12, 2021 6:00pm Free

Portland, OR United States


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