Friends of the Trees is currently based in Port Hadlock, WA on the Olympic Peninsula and with a satellite farm in Twisp, WA.
Michael Pilarski, Founder and Director of Friends of the Trees Society
MICHAEL “SKEETER” PILARSKI is a life-long student of plants and earth repair. His farming career started in 2nd grade and his organic farming career began in 1972 at age 25. Michael founded Friends of the Trees Society in 1978 and took his first permaculture design course in 1982. Since 1988 he has taught 36 permaculture design courses in the US and abroad. His specialties include earth repair, agriculture, seed collecting, nursery sales, tree planting, fruit picking, permaculture, agroforestry, forestry, ethnobotany, medicinal herb growing, hoeing and wildcrafting. He has hands-on experience with over 1000 species of plants. He is a prolific gathering organizer and likes group singing.
Our former Friends of the Trees website that served us well for so many years is still reachable here for all you history buffs.
The Friends of the Trees team has their hands in many pots. Here are links to our other organizations and projects.
Friends of the Trees Society
Friends of the Trees Society Youtube Channel
Northwest Herbal Fair