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By Luella Dow

Love for a healthy forest guides Tom Turley and his business

Of Cabbages and Kings


Tom Turley

Tom Turley has logged throughout the Northwest, including Cle Elum where his wife Kelly cooked for the crew.

Tom Turley, owner of Turley Logging and Timber Management, is well known in this area. He has lived in Tyler since 1973. He met his wife, Kelly, at the Tyler store. Her folks owned the store at that time.

In May of 1980, Tom and Kelly planned an outdoor wedding. Mt. St. Helens had a different idea. The Turleys were married instead in the Tyler Grange Hall. For nine years Turley worked for logger Bill Kuhn of Medical Lake. Due to an injury Turley decided to start his own company in 1990. He said, “Bill sold me some access equipment. I’ve come a long way from when I first started. Then, t...

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