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...

Conifer tree icon

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

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

We give small woodland owners a voice

  • 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...

Signpost icon
  • 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.

Leaf and flower of the yew
Leaf and flower of the yew


Sign indicating a tree tour ahead.

NRCS grant work featured in June 10 Dragonfly Ranch Tour

Burgers, potluck will follow gathering displaying riparian and savanna restorations A tree-farm tour and picnic lunch are planned for the tree farm of Dan and…

trees and clouds

Series of workshops, gatherings set for upcoming months

OSWA convention in Clackamas County this summer Opportunities are plentiful this spring and summer to check in with fellow woodland owners and learn about techniques…

Quarterly Bark masthead

Deadline to preserve The Quarterly Bark is April 28

Woodlands publication needs new editor, business manager The clock is ticking loudly on the future of The Quarterly Bark. A woodlands information publication – in…


Upcoming events

Board Meeting

June 8 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Oak Basin Tree Farm

Dragonfly Ranch Tree Farm Tour

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dragonfly Ranch
Sign indicating a tree tour ahead.

Dragonfly Ranch tree farm tour

June 10 @ 10:00 am
Dragonfly Ranch

OSWA 2023 Family Forest Convention

June 22 - June 24

Rod and Ann Bardell Tree Farm Tour

July 6 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rod and Ann Bardell Tree Farm