Backyard Forest Restoration

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy

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I do not claim to be an expert in any aspect of forest restoration. What I write about are just my experiences and some of the things I have learned for myself, working in the forest to remove invasive plants and restore natives. You, the reader, should not interpret what I write to be professional advice.

On this blogsite I am writing, managing, and updating a personal blog — all of my posts and articles are my own personal opinions. They are not meant to criticize any other person or organization. If you, the reader, find any content on this website to be inaccurate, misleading, insensitive, unnecessary or offensive, in any way, please communicate with me by email at so that I can take appropriate action.

Although I have made every effort to ensure that the information on this blogsite is correct, I do not assume and hereby disclaim any liability to any party for any loss, damage, injury or disruption caused by any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies, on this blogsite whether they result from my negligence, accident, or any other cause.

I am not advocating forest restoration for you, the reader, or anyone else. Any ideas you take from this blogsite, are entirely by your own volition. Please don’t rely on the content of this blogsite to accomplish your own goals. If you do, I cannot be held liable.

If you, the reader, want to rely on any of the contents of this blogsite, you do so at your own risk. The contents of this website are for information and entertainment purposes only, and should not be seen as legitimate, official advice from an expert professional. The contents of this blogsite include references and/or links to books, articles, and other websites, for informational purposes only, and should not be seen as my endorsement of them or assurance as to their accuracy. The contents of this blogsite include guest blogs written by other authors and posted on this blogsite and are the view of the authors themselves and do not necessarily reflect mine.

All guest blogs are the property of the author, not mine, even though they appear on this blogsite. Nevertheless, I reserve the right to not publish or to remove from this website, any guest blog I find inappropriate for any reason.

Any communications with me in any form will remain entirely confidential. I will not share these communications with anyone else or publish any of their content without express written permission. Written permission can be by email.

I am the legal copyright holder of all content on this blogsite.

The content on this site does not reflect the views and the opinions of the Green Everett Partnership, Forterra, or the City of Everett, under whose auspices I work as a forest restoration volunteer.

Privacy Policy

The “s” in the “https” of this website address indicates that it is SSL secured. SSL stands for “Secure Sockets Layer,” and is a protocol developed for sending information securely over the Internet. SSL also provides the security for administrative log in to this website to help prevent hacking.

As far as I know, this website does not leave cookies on a visitor’s device. Please let me know if you have evidence to the contrary.

Embedded content from other websites

Posts and Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. links to content on other websites). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor visits the other website. These websites may collect data about the visitor, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor interaction with that embedded content, including tracking interaction with the embedded content if the visitor has an account and is logged in to that website.

— John Emery Davis —

Revised 01-14-2021