We’ve only visited once, & I’ll admit that I left there a bit underwhelmed. I don’t know why. It was a nice place, just not what I was expecting. I think maybe I was envisioning an education center along with the trees or lots of in depth information about the trees. I don’t know.
Although, that being said, I appreciated the area and whoever is upkeeping it. We have visited a couple parks & gardens claiming to show how a real forest looks or how its ecology works. They are phoneys with lots of landscaping done to spruce it up. I live in a forested area. It’s not spruced up & tidy. Magness Memorial Tree Farm really has a natural feel to it with varying heights of trees, shrubs & ground plants. You really are in a Pacific Northwest forest, but with the added convenience of trails.
Left: On the day we were walking through the forest, we spotted many of these millipedes crawling on the trail.
Right: Herb Robert Geranium
We have these around our house, too. It’s a cute plant with nice foliage & a pretty flower. However, it is highly invasive.
All in all, it was a pleasant walk and a nice way to spend the afternoon with the kids.
To learn more about the Tree Farm check out this video. After watching the video I’d like to go back and get a tour from Bill, the man in charge.
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