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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News

4-H Forestry Group members

LCSWA annual meeting provides updates, new slate of board members

New officers and board members have been selected by the Linn County Small Woodlands Association. The woodlands advocacy group held its annual meeting January 21…

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Veneer and mass laminated plants on display in Jan. 30 tour

Freres Engineered Wood  is a hosting a Linn County Small Woodlands Association tour Monday Jan. 30 from 1-4 p.m.  “This family owned and operated business…

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wabi-sabi table. Photo by Tim Otis.

Japanese style celebrates simplicity, love of old stuff

The Japanese concepts of wabi and sabi are expressed in a table I recently built with meaningful lumber.

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2022 LCSWA seedling sale

Linn seedling sale order forms released

28th annual event coming Feb. 4 to the Linn Fair and Expo Center You can now download and pre-order seedlings or the 2023 Linn County…

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Upcoming events

Freres tour of Veneer and Mass Laminated plants

January 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Freres Engineered Wood
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2022 LCSWA seedling sale

28th Annual LCSWA Seedling Sale

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