“The L.W. Schatz Demonstration Tree Farm’s mission is to provide a demonstration tree
farm operation for the benefit of the students and faculty of Cal Poly Humboldt
and as an example for owners of small timberland parcels. The Tree Farm enables
experimentation and research regarding the growing, harvesting, and replacement of
trees on timberland. The Tree Farm aims to utilize as many square feet as practical for
production of commercial wood crops. The Tree Farm serves as an outdoor classroom for
educational purposes and also enables public educational assistance to landowners
through publications, photos, lectures, symposia, and tours”


The L.W. Schatz Demonstration Tree Farm started off as a generous donation to Cal Poly Humboldt from L. W Schatz on November 12, 1987. This was the largest gift in the school's history. The farm is administered by the Cal Poly Humboldt Forestry and Wildland Resources Department, and serves as a field experiment station for forestry researches, an outdoor classroom for educators, and a demonstration area for forestry extension professionals. Professors, students, private tree farmers and community members interested in specific, timberland-based projects will find a myriad of potential uses available to them at the Tree Farm.