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Wednesday, June 3, 2009 www.arlingtontimes.com The Arlington Times o:o A7 by Sarah Arney Arts & Leisure ARLINGTON -- A son and father team, Dave and Earl Inge- bright, of Jordan Road, learned a lot about forest practices from a class offered by the Wash- ington State University Snohomish County Extension Service last year. Even after many years of planting and' harvesting small patches on their 75 acres at the base of Deer Mountain between Arlington and Granite Falls, the Inge- brights said the WSU program was very help- ful. "We pretty much leave the wildlife alone," said Dave Ingebright, who works by day as a man- ager at Boeing. "Except when we have trouble with the rac- coons, then we capture and relocate them else- where," Dave said. His father, a retired postal inspector said they have deer, raccoon, pos- sum and beaver, but no bear in recent years. He doesn't know his birds, but enjoys watching them anyway. They have a Peregrine falcon reserve northeast of their prop- erty, which is seven miles out of Arlington. They have grouse, eagles, tur- key vultures, and ravens, among many little brown birds, like gross beak, Earl Ingebright said. Earl is 91 and lives in a retirement community in Everett. "He comes up every day with a sack lunch and works on tree farm projects," said his One son, of three kids. Planting and harvest- ing is nothing new to the Ingebrights. "We planted these 22 years ago," Earl said, pointing to a grove of Douglas fir trees as he offered The Arlington Times a tour of his prop- erty. He has owned the land since 1956. Nonetheless they decided to take a class from WSU Extension because they wanted the latest information on regulations concerning small logging operations. The biggest lesson they learned from the WSU course was the need for a forest manage- ment plan. "We started plan- ning in 2007 for a 2008 logging project," Dave said, adding they planted Heanhy Forests for Rsh and Wildlife Featuring Speakers from Washington State University, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Depart- ment of Fish and Wildlife, Snohomish C0nservation District, and the Sno-Stilly Fisheries Enhance- ment Task Force, WSU Snohomish County Extension's free class, "Healthy Forests for Fish and Wildlife" for small woodland own- ers is from 6 - 9 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at the Loyal Heights Community Club, 4305 269th P1. NE, in the Bryant area north of Arlington. Admission is free, but space is limited and pre-registration will ensure your spot. Register online at http://snhmish" wsu.edu/forestry/wild- lifeworkshop or call Zobrist at 425-357-6017. SARAH ARNEY Arts & Leisure Earl Inglebright, 91, points out the baby trees he had planted by a crew on part of his 75 acres on Jordan Road outside of Arlington recently. 2,400 new trees after moss hangs from the wanted to improve the logging four and a half branches of large Doug- property." acres, las fir trees. The forest is like a big Dave Ingebright said "It was all logged park for the family, with they were impressed by first in 1880, and the named trails marked the line-up of speakers farm was homesteaded with sign posts. including tribal, state and by an Anderson family, .... WSU also helped us county experts in fish Earl said. A portion of choose a good logger," and wildlife and forestry, the original farmhouse Earl said. He said they learned remains standing. "They helped us a that it was possible to log The Ingebrights are lot, walking through the a riparian area. planting cedars this year, process, getting permits, "We did a trade out, rather than fir trees, identifying set backs, agreeing to plant three- because they do better what trees to cut and foot trees near the creeks on wet ground, which not to cut." instead of the little "We learned that A WSU forester Who 8-inchers to get shade we were correct in our is teaching a workshop quicker, so we were able assessment that our this week on attracting to cut trees within 150 40-year-old mature alder wildlife to wood lots, in feet of the creek." stands needed to be har- Bryant, north of Arling- A salmon bearing vested this year before ton, Kevin Zobrist said stream, Jordan Creek their value declined property owners should passes through the prop- along with their health," not take the presence of erty, and three beaver Dave Ingebright said. wildlife for granted. ponds have shrunk this "We learned a lot from "Many factors can year after the beaver WSU about what trees make property less desir- dams were washed out grow where, depending able to forest fauna," by high water last winter, on the soil and the topog- Zobrist said. Earl said. raphy. .... We will offer infor- "It's not the same Earl said that they mation on what people without the nice big didn't make much money can do to increase the ponds, but I trust that the from the harvest, after diversity of their forest beavers will rebuild the all the costs of hiring thebackyard," he added. dams," he said. logger who also cleared Earl identifies the for- the brush and a team to est behind the house as replant. Contact Sarah Arney at 360-659-1300 or "our rain forest," where "Mostly we just sarney@arlingtontimes.com. By Getting the Most Out of Where You Live Enjoy the comforts of a beautiful home-like setting and the assurance of caring, professional assistance available to you 24-hours a day. Cascade Valley has a reputation for providing exceptional care. Introducing: Connections Memory Care A new, exclusive memory care program. CascadeUeR ;ENIOR LIVING Call today to find out more. 8400 207th Place N.E. Arlington, WA 98223 www.lifestylesllc.com/cascadevalley (360) 435-3222 S by Sarah Arney Arts & Leisure A singer/songwriter from Arlington, Alli- son Preisinger is home from her first year at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and has announced an impres- sive schedule of per- formances around the region this summer. "I've been learning a lot of theory, working with a band and doing lots of performances," Preisinger said. "It was a hectic 3,ear, living in the city," Preis- inter told The Arlington Times last week. "It's not like living in the country,,' she said. She performed last week in Bellingham and on the Starlit Skies show with Maia on KSER 90.7 radio on Memorial Day. She was at the Wayward Coffeehouse in Seattle May 29, at the Rock Hopper in Clinton, May 30, and was featured at the All Women's Open Mic Showcase at The Fairhaven in Fairhaven, Bellingham June 1. This week, on June 6, she'll be Under the Red Umbrella in Everett-at 1 p.m. She will be join- ing Eric Miller at the Hop Vine Pub in Seattle 7 p.m., June 7 and will travel to Portland in mid- June to play at Muddy Waters and the Twin Paradox Car6 June 17 and 18. At Berklee, Preisinger focused her studies on songwriting, piano, guitar and vocal perfor- mance. She is working on her second full-length album. Her first collection, "Moving On, Moving Forward," debuted in 2006. She has been described asa mix between a Joni Mitchell folk style and rockier Neff Young acoustic vibe. Preisinger performs with a down-to-earth openness. She is excited i to share her new material in her home court this summer. 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