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Douglas-fir poles in a pile

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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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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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….

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27th annual event attracts volunteers, buyers of nursery stock

Excitement was in the air at the Linn County Small Woodlands Association’s 27th Annual Seedling Sale, held Saturday, Feb. 5at the Linn County Expo Center. Customers were eager to pick up their pre-ordered seedlings and get busy planting, while others shopped the same-day sale or toured the Local Woods Fair held in conjunction with the…

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Splitting wood helps sharpen focus on important things

Two Tramps in Mud Time “The blows that a life of self-control Spares to strike for the common good That day, giving a loose to my soul I spent on the unimportant wood.”  From the poem by Robert Frost. President’s Column By Tim Otis What do you call that, when a bunch of things that…

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Nearly 12,000 plants find new homes during 27th annual seedling sale

More than 11,600 individual trees, shrubs, and grasses were distributed Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Linn County Small Woodlands Association’s 27th annual Seedling Sale. The sale attracted 215 pre-orders. Pre-orders were assembled on Friday, hand-counted, and then wrapped in sawdust and newspaper. With a squad of about 40 volunteers, all pre-orders were completed in about…

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2022 annual Seedling Sale on track for success!

The 2022 Linn County Small Woodlands Association Seedling Sale is on track for another successful year with proceeds providing college scholarships, 4-H awards, and other educational programs. We have received over two hundred pre-orders with more than 10,000 plants ready to be packaged and delivered at our seedling sale. With the help of our amazing…

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Volunteers needed Feb. 4 & 5 for LCSWA Seedling Sale

We are looking for additional volunteers to help out with our seedling sale, which will be held in the Santiam Building at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center on Feb. 5, 2022. On Friday, February 4, volunteers will help set up tables and hang signs in the morning from 8-11:30am and/or help in the…

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