Arbor Day 2016 Arbor Day 2016 Wind Break by Allen Boston The photo was taken from Rt. 12 in Walla Walla County, near the town of Wallula, WA. The wall of Poplar trees protect the orchard from the prevailing winds that sweep through the Wallula Gap of the Columbia River. 201542108 Royal Ann by Ann O'Niell Royal Ann Cherry, Cottage Gardens, Graham, WA (Pierce County) 201542109 Gala Apple Bloom by Craig O'Brian Apple bloom in Prosser, WA. (Benton County) 201542110 Budding Cone by Randal Day Budding spring cones taken at Christmas tree farm. (Clark County) 201542111 Budding Rose by Randal Day Taken at local nursery to show the emergence of spring buds. (Clark County) 201542112 Forgotten Orchard by Randal Day Apple orchard that remained only partially harvested- 1/2 of the orchard went to waste. (Chelan County). 201542113 Stately Douglas-fir by Steve Webster Tall, smooth, straight trees such as these bring premium log prices for the owners. (Lewis County). 201542107 CTL Thinning by Steve Webster CTL (Cut-To-Length) technology has revolutionized the management practice of forest tree thinning during the life cycle of a tree stand. In this photo the CTL machine has severed the tree from the stump, removed the branches, and is preparing to cut the bole into log segments. (Lewis County) 201542114 Dangle Head by Steve Webster This state of the art piece of equipment will be found on the log "landing" and is used to remove limbs, take measurements of the tree bole, and cut the bole into log segments. (Lewis County) 201542115 Home Construction by Steve Webster Washington's trees are the source of most of the wood products needed for the robust commercial home construction enterprises. (Lewis County) 201542116 Log Loading by Steve Webster Hugely important to the economy of Washington are the commercial enterprises of harvesting trees and trucking logs to markets. (Lewis County) 201542118 Willamette Valley Ponderosa Pine by Steve Webster Willamette Valley Ponderosa Pine is being planted on niche sites promising a new commercial wood product for Washington. (Lewis County) 201542119 Logs to Market by Steve Webster Douglas-fir logs on their way to market. (Lewis County) 201542120 Hybrid Cottonwood by Steve Webster Hybrid cottonwood have begun to open the door for commercial production of new forest products.(Lewis County) 201542117 Rex Waiting for Trees to Be Shipped by Teri Argo Puppy waiting in a bin of trees to be shipped with a tie-down strap manufactured by Keeper. (Yakima County) 201542122 Tree Hugger by Chris Aldrich Parker Aldrich,age 10, 3rd generation Christmas tree farmer, showing his appreciation for northwest plantation grown Christmas trees.(Lewis County) 201542123 Pink Blossoms by Randal Day Taken at fruit tree farm; (Clark County) 201542124 Nursery Fruit Trees Waiting to be Shipped by Teri Argo Nursery fruit trees ready for planting. (Yakima County) 201574222 Barn and Trees This scene was found in the Tucannon River valley just below the town of Starbuck. The trees form a memorable background for the barn, of which the owner is obviously proud.(Columbia County) 201549538