- This event has passed.
- Please register for the tour by contacting Nicole Mason-Martin at OSU Forestry.
Phone: 541 713-5000.
- Please bring your place settings and utensils along with a dish or salad for the potluck.
You’re invited to a tree-farm tour and picnic lunch at the tree farm of Dan and Sandre Nelson. Their 200-acre property, known as Dragonfly Ranch, is located west of Lacomb.
On a walking tour, we’ll first view oak woodland and oak savanna areas in the uplands, then wet prairie and riparian areas along One Horse Slough. Both the uplands and the wetlands are being restored using NRCS (EQIP) grants. Beavers and western pond turtles are present in the wetlands. More than 50 acres that were drained for farmland are being restored to native wet prairie.
The property contains native Ponderosa pine but is generally unsuitable for growing Douglas fir. ODF small woodlands forester Justin White will describe forest regulations applicable to small woodland owners. Representatives of the NRCS and Fish and Wildlife Service will explain habitat restoration assistance programs.
A picnic potluck follows the tour. Hamburgers, drinks, and snacks will be provided by the Linn County Small Woodlands Association, plus the potluck items that guests provide.
To get to the event, use the Google Map or follow these directions:
- From Brewster Road, turn east onto Lacomb Drive for 3.1 miles, then turn right onto Totem Pole Road. Yellow and green tree farm tour signs will direct you.
Please invite your friends and neighbors to this tour. New members who join OSWA after June 1 will be considered paid-up until the end of 2024.