"As we walk through the forest, the forest walks through us."
Jim is happy to recommend to you these organizations and professionals.
- American Forests
American Forests (americanforests.org) is the nation’s oldest nonprofit citizens’ conservation organization. Citizens concerned about the waste and abuse of the nation’s forests founded American Forests in 1875. The organization is proud of its historic roots in the development of America’s conservation movement and proud of the new approaches the organization has developed to help people improve the environment in the 21st Century.
- International Society of Arboriculture
The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (PNW-ISA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting proper tree care. Its mission is to foster a greater appreciation of trees and promote the professional practice of arboriculture through education, research, and technology.
Services & Professionals
- Earl Kong - Forester
Fifteen years as a forester for WA State Dept. of Natural Resources and fifteen years as a consulting forester.
- Olaf Ribeiro Evaluations
Ribeiro Tree Evaluations, Inc. (formerly Ribeiro Plant Lab, Inc.) was started in 1984 by Dr. Olaf K. Ribeiro, a leading pathologist, with over 30 years of field experience diagnosing tree health problems and evaluating trees for hazard potential. Olaf's passion for trees led him to consult nationwide, as well as, overseas to help save rare and significant trees. Ribeiro Tree Evaluations, Inc.'s clients include private homeowners, commercial landscapes, private botanical reserves and public parks.
- Soil Science Products
Humic acids are becoming a significant bio-stimulant to mainstream agricultural practices because of the many benefits that it contributes to the soil. Currently a crop is removed from the field and no plant material is returned to the soil. The humification process is hindered if no material is added and as a result the soil has reduced levels of organic compounds that will transition into humic acid. This process creates soils low in organic matter that may lack sufficient levels of humic acids to maintain proper fertilizer retention. Adding humic acid to a fertilizer program may help increase nutrient availability and retain the nutrients in the root zone.