Sunday, April 10, 2022

 

Kitsap Quarry

Update

April 10, 2022

 

Recent visitors to Ueland Tree Farm may have noticed an increase in activity, particularly road construction, fencing and site development. While some of the activity is related to routine timber harvests and road maintenance, Kitsap Quarry is also opening up new basalt and gravel mines on Ueland Tree Farm.

This process began last summer with construction of an access road connecting Kitsap Quarry’s original site with two new mine sites across the railroad tracks and up the hill. The new quarry replaces the depleted reserves at Kitsap Quarry’s original site, while the new gravel site allows us to offer round rock and high-quality sand for the first time.

Key Facts

·         Customer trucks will be loaded at the new quarry, which means there will be considerable truck traffic on the active haul roads connecting the aggregate sites and the office/scale house.

·         The new quarries will open in phases, with 10 acres actively mined at a time.

·         Previously mined areas will be returned to forestland.

·         Standing timber will be sold to local mills.

·         Topsoil will be stockpiled to dampen noise and used in future site reclamation.

·         Woody debris will be composted or used as barriers to prevent public access to the mine site.

·         Ponds are in place to filter and manage stormwater

 

What it Means to You

  • Most tree farm trails and roads will remain open to the public.
  • For your safety, active haul roads and mining areas have been closed. Please respect all signs and fences and do not enter restricted areas.
  • Kitsap Quarry looks forward to providing rock, gravel, sand, topsoil, and recycled products to the local community for decides to come.

 

Fun Facts

 

  • Each Washington State resident consumes, on average, 13 tons of aggregates each year.
  • Rock from Kitsap Quarry has been used for:
    • Erosion control projects along Chico Creek.
    • Construction at Central Kitsap High School.
    • Construction of the new St. Michael Medical Center.
    • Gravel or recycled asphalt for many driveways in the Northlake Way/Kitsap Lake community.
    • Shoreline protection along Dyes Inlet.
    • Construction at McCormick Woods.
    • Construction of the Amazon warehouse.
    • Projects at Naval Base Kitsap (Bangor) and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.

 

  • As the Vashon Glacier receded north circa 16,000 years ago, the area where the new gravel mine is located became a river.

o   The river polished and rounded the rocks in the riverbed, creating the beautiful smooth rock, pebbles and sand that is found here.

o   Round rock is prized by local homeowners, landscapers, gardeners, and developers.

o   Kitsap Quarry’s gravel mine is one of the few active round rock gravel mines on the Kitsap Peninsula.

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Tree Farm has Reopened

 Hi Folks


We have reopened the tree farm to the public. The rainfall we had over a week ago along with higher humidity's, lower temperatures have reduced the fire danger on the tree farm to an acceptable level. We are thankful and very appreciative of the public respecting the closure and staying away until the fire risk was reduced. 
 
 Mark

Friday, September 11, 2020

 

Ueland Tree Farm is Temporarily Closed

Due to

Extreme Fire Danger

 

Due to extreme fire danger, Ueland Tree Farm is reluctantly closing our 2,200 acre tree farm west of Kitsap Lake to public use. This includes closure of the Leber Lane trailhead and the popular hike from the trailhead to Dickerson Falls. We apologize for the inconvenience this causes and appreciate everyone’s cooperation in protecting the safety of our community. We plan to reopen the tree farm once fire hazard conditions improve, most likely following significant rainfall.

 

Please contact Mark Mauren, Chief Operating Officer of Ueland Tree Farm, at Mauren.wa@gmail.com or (253) 307-5900.

 

 

Craig and Nicole Ueland

September 11, 2020

 

Ueland Tree Farm is Temporarily Closed

Due to

Extreme Fire Danger

Monday, January 20, 2020

Ueland Tree Farm’s 10th Annual Plant Salvage Weekend




Hi Folks,

Ueland Tree Farm warmly welcomes you to take part in our upcoming annual plant salvage weekend on February 29rd and March 1st

A wide variety of small native trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants will be available for salvage, including Douglas Fir, Western White Pine, Western Hemlock, Western Red Cedar, Rhododendron, Salal, Huckleberry, Oregon Grape, and Sword Fern. We will once again partner with Kitsap Master Gardeners, who will be on hand to answer questions about transplanting native plants. They will provide advice on how to dig, where to plant and how to improve the survival of salvaged natives.

Ueland Tree Farm will be open Saturday February 29th and Sunday March 1st from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Hopefully we will not have to deal with the snow this year like last year :) The tree farm is located just northwest of Kitsap Lake (City of Bremerton) at the end of Lebers Lane. A detailed map can be found on our web site, uelandtreefarm.com.

If you have any questions, please contact Mark Mauren at (253) 307-5900.

Mark and Craig