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Local Woods Fair returns as a partner with Linn seedling sale

The Local Woods Fair, (nee “Goods from the Woods”) is once again set to coincide with the Linn County Small Woodlands Association Annual Seedling Sale on Feb. 5, 2022, at 8 a.m. in the Santiam Room of the Linn County Fairgrounds and Expo Center. More than a dozen booths will be showcasing locally made items…

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LCSWA awards 2022 scholarships to Clever Clovers forestry members

Congratulations to our 2022 LCSWA forestry scholarship recipients! Linn County Small Woodlands Association has awarded nine Linn County forestry 4-Hers merit scholarships. The scholarships are available to youth enrolled in Linn County 4-H Forestry projects. Applicants must have completed 4th-12th grades and competed in the County Record Book Contest for the grade level just completed…

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Bees and trees: Opportunities abound to help valuable pollinators

It’s never too early in the new year to be thinking about our pollinator buddies, especially our native bees. Native bees are currently living in their nests waiting for spring to offer their contribution to the health of our shared ecosystem. Our fruits and vegetables require the moving around of pollen for seed set. While…

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Linn County rain tracker reflects on two-decades of data

I have always been a weather nut; I took “elective” weather classes while in college out of passion for the science.  When we moved to what has become our Tree Farm on the headwaters of One-Horse Slough, I began recording monthly rainfall amounts.  When I learned about the Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow network (CoCoRaHS)…

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Benton county hosting OSWA summer forestry gathering

The Benton County Fairgrounds in Corvallis and Crestmont Farm in Benton County will be the hosting sites for a June 23-25 outdoor tree-farmers gathering. Rick Zenn, Oregon Small Woodlands Association executive director, said OSWA’s Benton County chapter will host the joint meeting of OSWA and the Oregon Tree Farm System. “We have a great line-up…

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Linn chapter shares activities, hopes

Hello neighbor: The Linn County Small Woodlands Association values its members. The activities and information that we provide is intended to reflect your needs and desires. The past two years have been a challenge. In the midst of a worldwide pandemic the historic wildfires of 2020 shocked all of us. The woes continued in 2021…

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Covid worries again cancel in-person annual meeting

With Covid concerns again making headlines, the 2022 Linn County Small Woodlands Association annual meeting will be a black-type affair. Like last January, the annual gathering at the Z Hall in Scio will come to your mailbox via a post card. Directors made that decision Dec. 2 after discussion of the options. Board President Tim…

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Linn County Small Woodlands Association board of directors meeting Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021

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‘The mother tree’ offers lesson about connections

“The task that remains is to cope with our interdependence – to see ourselves reflected in every other human being and to respect and honor our differences.” ― Melba Pattillo Beals I had been staring at these five Douglas-fir trees on our tree farm and wondering why they were so much healthier and larger than all…

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Feb. 5 seedling sale, local woods fair planned for Linn fairgrounds

27th annual scholarship fundraiser offers choice stock in small lots; pre-orders urged due to limits We are really looking forward to hosting our annual seedling sale in person and anticipate having our Local Woods Fair join us again in the Santiam Building! We will follow current COVID-19 guidelines in a safe and pleasant environment. With…

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