Natural Resources Career Fair: January 27

The Society of American Foresters UW Student Chapter invites you to attend a Natural Resources Career Fair on Wednesday, January 27, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Forest Club Room (Anderson Hall 207).

2015_12_SAF Career Fair FlyerLike last year’s successful event, the fair will be a fun, informational and interactive process that will allow students—grad and undergrad—to introduce themselves to potential employers and gain interviewing and networking skills. It’s also a great opportunity for employers to educate prospective employees about opportunities within their organizations.

You can drop by anytime during the fair and stay for as short or as long as your schedule allows. Organizers are providing free refreshments and snacks, and there will be raffle drawings for goodies such as gift cards, two free memberships to the Society of American Foresters, and two free memberships to The Wildlife Society!

Attending agencies, companies and organizations include:

–        Hancock Forest Management
–        Sierra Pacific Industries
–        Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
–        The Nature Conservancy
–        Washington State Department of Natural Resources
–        American Forest Management
–        Green Crow Corporation
–        Unites States Forest Service
–        Pacific Forest Management
–        The Wildlife Society – Washington Chapter
–        Hampton Affiliates
–        Weyerhaeuser Company
–        Campbell Global
–        Merrill & Ring
–        King County Forestry Program
–        King County Parks
–        Olympic Resource Management
–        Washington State Society of American Foresters

If you have any questions, please contact Marisa Bass at We look forward to seeing you there!

SEFS Christmas Tree Sale: Place Your Orders!

This fall, working with the UW chapters of the International Forestry Students’ Association and the Society of American Foresters, the Forest Club is once again proud to organize one of our most popular community traditions: the annual Christmas Tree Sale!

The Forest Club is one of the oldest and longest-running clubs on campus, and every year the group sells freshly cut noble fir (Abies procera) Christmas trees to folks at the University of Washington and throughout the city of Seattle. We’ve been getting phone calls and emails asking when the sale will happen this year, and now it’s ready to go!

Xmas Tree Sale

Community members pick up their trees from the Center for Urban Horticulture.

Sean Jeronimo, one of our grad students, is leading the tree sale this year. He and his crew of volunteers will head out to harvest the trees on Saturday, December 5, and then have them ready for pick-up on Sunday, December 6, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Center for Urban Horticulture (3501 NE 41st Street) —on the blacktop on the east side of the property, between the greenhouses and Yesler Swamp.

Our beautiful noble firs come from Hunter Farms, and they are typically 5 to 7 feet tall (you can email a special request for a larger size, which the Forest Club will try to honor, depending on availability). All trees, regardless of size, are $45, and all proceeds benefit the Forest Club.

Trees are available for pre-order now through Friday, December 4. You can order your tree one of three ways:

1. Use the super-easy online form and pay with credit card.
2. Fill out and mail the paper form with a check for $45—made out to the UW Forest Club—to: UW Forest Club, Box 352100, Seattle, WA 98195
3. Print and hand deliver the form and payment—using cash, check or card—to Anderson 130.

Remember, all forms must be received by close of business on Friday, December 4, before the crew heads out into the woods, so don’t delay!

Email if you have any questions, and thank you for supporting the Forest Club!

Photo of Forest Club members harvesting firs below © Matt Davis.

Matt Davis

Holiday Fundraiser: Wreaths, Swags and Garlands!

This fall, the Society of American Foresters UW Student Chapter is holding a holiday fundraiser to support the group’s activities and help you decorate your home or office for the season!

They’re selling 24-inch noble fir wreaths for $22, swags for $15, and 12-inch cedar garlands for $15 (all items made by L&O Evergreens, Inc. in Tacoma, Wash.). Forms are now available online, and you can drop off completed orders and payment in Michelle Trudeau’s office in Anderson 130A.

Forms and payment—cash or check—are due no later than Wednesday,  December 3, and you can then pick up your purchased items in the Anderson Hall courtyard on Tuesday, December 9, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. If you have any questions, email Marisa Bass.

The SAF Student Chapter greatly appreciates your support in funding club events and activities!

The Annual Christmas Tree Sale is Back!

With eggnog muscling onto grocery shelves around the city, and holiday jingles taking over the airwaves, it could mean only one thing: Time for the UW Forest Club’s Annual Christmas Tree Sale!

Xmas Tree Sale

Community members pick up their trees from the Center for Urban Horticulture.

The Forest Club is proud to keep up this popular tradition, and they’re offering Noble Firs for $45.

The deadline to order your tree is Friday, December 6. Members of the Forest Club will be cutting the firs on Saturday, December 7, and then you can pick up your tree on Sunday, December 8, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Center for Urban Horticulture.

The trees generally range in size from 6-8 feet tall, though some can be a bit shorter—so come early if you’re hoping for the biggest of the bunch!

As in previous years, all you have to do is print out and mail in the order form to the UW Forest Club (at the address listed on the form). You can also pick up or drop off completed forms—along with payment; cash and checks are accepted—from Amanda Davis in the Student & Academic Services Office, Anderson 130. Your order must be received by December 6 at the latest.

All proceeds greatly benefit the UW Forest Club, the Society of American Foresters UW Chapter, and the Dead Elk Society. So order your Noble Fir for a noble cause today!

If you have any questions, contact Forest Club President Justine Andreychuk at 425.802.6158 or

Happy holidays!

Photo of Forest Club members harvesting firs below © Matt Davis.

Matt Davis