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Frost poem rings true 100 years later

The Road Not Taken Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I couldTo where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair,And having perhaps the better claim,Because it was grassy and wanted…

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Mike and Jo Barsotti

Small-acreage management earns honor for Linn couple

Individual small ownerships don’t have a big impact on the sustainability of Oregon’s forests, but this year’s Linn County outstanding tree farmers feel every acre helps. Mike and Jo Barsotti also believe there is always something new to learn on how to blend your forestry objectives with what makes a sustainable forests. And it is…

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Past LCSWA outstanding tree farmers listed

Linn County Outstanding Tree Farmer 2021     Mike and Jo Barsotti 2020     Lee Peterman and Shirley Jolliff 2019 Kathy and Tim Otis 2018  Sherm Weld 2017 Ivan and Rebecca Wolthius 2016 Joe and Shirley Holmberg 2015 Dave and Karen Bateman 2014 Linda Butts 2013 Rod and Ann Bardell 2012 Ed and Jim…

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4-H forestry students awarded scholarships from seedling sale profits

Seven Linn County forestry 4-Hers have been awarded scholarship money through the Linn County Small Woodlands Association. The students shared a total of $1,600 in scholarship money that is raised through the annual Linn County Small Woodlands seedling sale. The money is used to purchase 4-H activity tools and supplies and other academic uses. Judging…

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Record sales, long hours at Covid-modified Linn seedling sale

The 26th Annual Linn County Small Woodlands Association Seedling Sale is one for the books — with record sales and Covid challenges. Almost 250 pre-orders were delivered via curbside pickup within 5 hours by our dedicated and masked volunteers.  As one satisfied customer told us after the sale, “We hit it out of the park” with…

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A Linn County titan has fallen

Carpe Diem (Latin: Seize the day, phrase used by the Roman poet Horace to express the idea that one should enjoy life while one can.) A few years ago I read the book “The Wild Trees,” by Richard Preston.  In it, he tells the almost unbelievable story of Steve Sillett (and a few other botanist’s) exploration of…

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Holmberg, Cota re-elected to board terms

Shirley Holmberg and Jim Cota have been re-elected to the Linn County Small Woodlands Association board of directors.  Some 60 ballots were returned to board Secretary Jonathan Christie. Membership overwhelmingly supported the board recommendation to re-elect Holmberg and Cota for three-year terms. Holmberg is the association treasurer. There were also write-in votes in support of…

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