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

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Oak Basin tour delayed until September

Because of expected high temperatures and potential fire danger, the scheduled tour of Oak Basin Tree Farm is being rescheduled. A new tour date has…

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Hungry Hill tour captures recovery from damaging ice storm

Woodland skills help White tree farm survive 2021 disaster It was a tour showcasing the vagaries of nature, some local history, and Oregon timber ingenuity.South…

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Linn County tree farmer lays out tools of the trade

Every profession has a set of basic tools. Carpenters, plumbers, electricians and yes, foresters do too. 4-Her Ryan Henry recently interviewed Lee Peterman to find…

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Dreaded ash borer arrives in Oregon

March of invasive pest foretold; allowing forestry officials time to shelter gene pools The widely reported arrival of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in Oregon…

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Upcoming events

Board Meeting

Board of Directors to meet Sept. 7, 2022

September 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fun Forest
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Oak Basin Tree Farm Tour

September 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Oak Basin Tree Farm
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