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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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Serviceberry shrub

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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Bottom of one end of a rainbow

Rainfall lacking this past year

El Niño forecast points to mild winter and drier spring Annual rainfall for 2023 at one Linn County location was about 7 inches shy of the 20-year average. Here on our tree farm, located in the foothills about five miles east of Lebanon, the 2023 calendar year was much drier than other years. We have…

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PFA strikes a balance

Opinion Evaluation process is part of Oregon Private Forest Accord A week-long series on the Endangered Species Act (ESA) was aired in December on KGW, Channel 8’s “The Story” to see if the ESA is working. The first day dealt with the spotted owl. It featured people with conflicting views on how the ESA was…

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Annual meeting potluck - Mike Barsotti

LCSWA annual meeting set for Jan. 13, 2024

Scio gathering includes potluck, business session and 4-H awards Moved up a week from past years, members of the Linn County Small Woodlands Association will gather Saturday, January 13, 2024 in Scio for the annual meeting. Board members met Dec. 7 and set the date. Membership has grown steadily in recent years and is now…

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Lena Tucker sitting at laptop, LCSWA board members standing around her.

Seedling sale online pre-orders now available

Update: See our event listing for the latest details about the seedling sale and local Woods Fair 29th annual LCSWA fundraiser features native trees and shrubs; plant pickup date is Feb. 3, 2024 The 29th annual Linn County Small Woodlands Association seedling sale is set for Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, from 8 am to noon…

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Certified green tag

Happy Valley tour highlights family’s passion for trees

Reforestation workshop moves outdoors

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