Welcome!

We are the Linn County chapter of the Oregon Small Woodlands Association (OSWA).

If you're a small woodland owner of less than 5,000 acres or if you're a small woodlands advocate, here's how you benefit from joining our group.

We help woodland owners...

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Manage their woods, water, recreation, and wildlife

  • Identify trees & native plants
  • Recognize & control invasive species
  • Know why trees die & what you can do
  • Recognize safety hazards in your woodland
  • Plan your estate
  • Find tax advisors
  • Find consulting foresters
  • Find loggers, road builders, and tree planters
  • Create a wildfire defensible space at your home
  • Understand Oregon's Forest Practices Act
  • Purchase woodland liability insurance
  • Access carbon markets
  • Connect with people who have similar interests

We hold regular events

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  • Workshops with woodland experts
  • Woodland tours
  • Annual sale of tree seedlings & native plants

We give small woodland owners a voice

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  • There is a lobbyist for OSWA in the Oregon Legislature and on the Oregon Board of Forestry.
  • We represent small woodland owners at public gatherings and forestry events.

You don't just belong to LCSWA...

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  • A membership in the Linn County Small Woodlands Association means a membership in the state group (OSWA).
  • Membership puts you in touch with local woodland owners and with the major related organizations.
  • Members get benefits from related organizations.

We want to hear from you!

HazelnutContributions to this website from Linn County Small Woodlands Association members and forestry interests are welcome. Submittals will be edited. We are interested in news and meetings relating to Linn County and neighboring counties.

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Leaf and flower of the yew

News

Presentation of Tree Farmer of the Year award.

Oak Basin lessons learned being passed along

LCSWA tour displays conservation efforts in Linn County Family forestry has flowered at the Oak Basin Tree Farm. The Linn County property is a checkerboard…

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People on Oak Basin Tour overlooking Willamette Valley

Chats along the trail focus on issues and techniques facing tree farmers.

Here are a few bullet points that popped up with questions and observations during the Sept. 24 Oak Basin tree farm tour: Early on Jim…

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Ferns ready for transplant

28th annual Linn seedling sale coming Feb. 4, 2023

Oregon ash off the table due to emerald ash borer The 28th annual Linn County Small Woodlands Association Seedling Sale is on tap for Feb….

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Tim Otis

What makes us civil

Opinion: This being my last column, I have chosen to share something not tree-related, but rather offer something I wrote several years ago, but which…

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Upcoming events

Sunnyside Park Interpretive Sign

Sunnyside Park pine project dedication

October 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Sunnyside Park
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Bagged seedlings

28th Annual LCSWA Seedling Sale

February 4, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Linn County Expo Center
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