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Bogwood in bloom

Rain holds back for wetlands restoration walk and chat near Scio The morning of May 3rd dawned clear and sunny, the forecast high was in the upper 50s with rain in the afternoon. The background work had been done to prepare for the Oregon State University Extension-sponsored wildflower tour at Bogwood. OSU Extension agents Lorelle…

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Workshops, tours coming in June as family forest group gathers in Linn County 

OSWA convention has theme of “keeping family forests healthy” Green trees are among Oregon’s iconic images. Some 3.7 million acres of Oregon forest land – about 12 percent of the 30 million-acre total – is in the hands of small private woodland owners, according to the Oregon Forest Resources Institute. In addition, more than 61,000…

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Next generation steps up

Lauren Parks joins LCSWA board at annual meeting Better late than never! The LCSWA held its rescheduled annual meeting Saturday, March 16 in Scio after winter storms postponed the January meeting. About 100 members, family and guests enjoyed the potluck dinner, business meeting and program. Our newest board member, Lauren Parks, was approved. Parks is…

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Still seeking a consensus on ‘fairness’ issue

How much should forestry be taxed remains a central question The 2024 Legislature has gone home and the bills that will become law did not damage the forest sector. One bill that attempted to add a severance tax on forestry did not receive much support. It died after one hearing. Bills to increase taxes on…

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Three LCSWA members honored by Linn conservation agency

Merzenich brothers earn golden shovels; Fay Sallee takes home educator plaque Two brothers who manage Oak Basin Tree Farm and a long-time 4-H educator have been honored by a local conservation agency. Fay Sallee along with Jim and Ed Merzenich were recently acknowledged by the Linn Soil and Water Conservation District. All three are members…

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Seedling sales reach new heights

29th annual LCSWA fundraiser overcomes January ice storm issues It’s time to start swinging those planting hoes. The 29th annual Linn County Small Woodlands Association seedling sale is in the books. Another record-breaking year was notched – with 246 pre-orders tallied, up from 238 last year.  A total of 10,011 tree and native plant seedlings were…

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Lee Peterman presenting an OSWA sign to Clem Ogilby. Photo by Larry Mauter, LCSWA member

Annual meeting now set for March 16

Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 5 pm is the new date for the Linn County Small Woodlands Association annual meeting. The mid-January ice storm forced the postponement of the potluck dinner and business session for the 120-member chapter. The annual event at the ZCBJ Hall in Scio begins with our traditional potluck meal. Smoked meats,…

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Seedling sale pickups delayed due to wet weather

The date and location of the seedling sale and order pickup had to be changed.

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Lee Peterman interacts with a customer at the 2023 LCSWA seedling sale.

Local Woods Fair complements LCSWA seedling sale

Wares, information booths featured Feb. 3 at Linn County Expo Center The Local Woods Fair, (formerly known as “Goods from the Woods”) is once again being held along with the Linn County Small Woodlands Association seedling sale. This event has been ongoing for more than 20 years. It showcases local artisans and producers of wood,…

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Snow on small trees

Weather forecast cancels annual dinner

LCSWA gathering will be rescheduled in February or March. A forecasted ice and snow storm for Linn County on Saturday Jan. 13 has washed out the Linn County Small lWoodlands Association annual meeting and potluck dinner. “The Linn County annual meeting has been cancelled and will be rescheduled in February or March,” according to an…

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