Forks, Washington is more than just the home of Vampires of Twilight fame. Logging is a significant part of the area economy. Douglas Fir, Sitka Spruce, Hemlock and Western Cedar grow here and are logged extensively. The climate in this area with its abundant rainfall is ideal for commercial logging operations. Trees which must be planted after an area is logged can be thinned after just three or four years. Within 60 or 70 years these trees will grow to a size that can be harvested. This tour which is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Forks Visitors Center and operated by the Forks Timber Museum is free. Sign up at the visitors center to save your seat. The tours are offered on Wednesday morning during the tourist season. Our tour guide was a retired forester who had worked for a logging company. His degree in forestry and his experience working in the industry made him an ideal guide.