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Oak Basin Tree Farm Tour

Oak Basin Tree Farm — located south of Brownsville with stunning views of the south Willamette Valley — will host a tour on Saturday, Aug. 6. More details to come!

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Hungry Hill Tree Farm Tour and Annual Picnic

Aaron White has agreed to have a tour of his tree farm on Hungry Hill on Saturday, July 9. This will be followed by our annual picnic which makes this an all-day affair. More details to come!

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2022 Forestry Convention

OSWA’s Benton County chapter will host the Oregon Family Forest Convention, which is a joint meeting of OSWA and the Oregon Tree Farm System on June 23-25 from 9am to 5pm daily. The Benton County Fairgrounds in Corvallis and Crestmont Farm in Benton County will be the hosting sites. Tours, educational sessions, team meetings, awards,…

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Bogwood Forest Tour

On Saturday, June 4 we will have a tour at Bogwood, an 80-acre mixed-species forest along Ede Road in the foothills near Roaring River County Park. Owners Lee Peterman and Shirley Jolliff were LCSWA tree farmers of the year in 2020. Bogwood is an 80-acre former Willamette/Weyerhaeuser woodlot, clear cut in 1996 and replanted in…

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Board of Directors to meet June 2, 2022

The Linn County Small Woodlands Association quarterly board meeting has been set for Thursday, June 2. All members of the LCSWA are invited to attend the 5 p.m. meeting. Board President Tim Otis and wife Kathy will host the gathering at their Willamette Valley home. The address is 34258 Powell Hills Loop, Shedd OR 97377. An agenda…

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Linn pioneer site featured in Holley tree farm tour

Ogilby shares history, scenery and hopes as forestry group renews activities Clem and Trumbull Ogilby know they have a piece of paradise. They bought land in 1988 with rich Jory soil — Oregon’s official state soil. Their 30 acres at the tip of Rice Road near Holley is property that was part of an 1850…

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New forestry rules come before state board in November

Rules guiding forest management in Oregon are changing and are scheduled to be approved by the Board of Forestry on Nov. 30. If approved, the rule changes which are the product of discussions between environmentalists and forest landowners will remain in place for at least 50 years. The Private Forest Accord is an agreement between…

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Holley Forest Tour

Hosts Clem and Trumbull Ogilby invite you to a tour of their tree farm. Refreshments and healthy snack items will be provided. Guests may bring potluck creations to share at the conclusion of the tour. Please wear sensible footwear. No pets, please. Forest landowners who attend this event and are not already members of the…

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Linn County tree farmers experience a tale of two Aprils

With a nod toward Charles Dickens, April 2022 was quite a contrast with April 2021, at least in the rainfall department. Here on the Tree Farm (5 miles east of Lebanon), we recorded 5.54 inches of rain for April 2022 which is almost 10 times the 0.52 inches recorded in April 2021. Last year, we…

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Full slate of tree farm tours planned for spring, summer

May 10 twilight tour set for Holley forest A series of tree farm tours in Linn County is set for spring and summer hosted by the Linn County Small Woodlands Association. The tours mark the return of the forestry group’s public activities that had been curtailed by the pandemic. Beginning the series will be a…

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