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Jim Merzenich speaking to group at Providence tree tour

Providence tour provides glimpse of woodlands management strategies

Followup visit expected after treatment of 50-acre site near Scio Thursday, May 18 was a warm and sunny afternoon with the temperature in the “Goldilocks zone.” Nearly two dozen attendees gathered together for a pleasant walk in the woods. The Providence tree farm property was purchased by the owner, Jim Merzenich, in 1990. The 50-acre…

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Sign indicating a tree tour ahead.

NRCS grant work featured in June 10 Dragonfly Ranch Tour

Burgers, potluck will follow gathering displaying riparian and savanna restorations A tree-farm tour and picnic lunch are planned for the tree farm of Dan and Sandre Nelson on Saturday, June 10 at Dragonfly Ranch, about 6 miles northeast of Lebanon. See the event listing for details. On the walking tour we’ll view upland oak woodland …

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trees and clouds

Series of workshops, gatherings set for upcoming months

OSWA convention in Clackamas County this summer Opportunities are plentiful this spring and summer to check in with fellow woodland owners and learn about techniques that are in play growing trees in Linn County. The following is a list of a number of planned activities for you to mark on a calendar. Follow the links…

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Quarterly Bark masthead

Deadline to preserve The Quarterly Bark is April 28

Woodlands publication needs new editor, business manager The clock is ticking loudly on the future of The Quarterly Bark. A woodlands information publication – in its 29th year – is in need of a new editor and business manager. Business Manager John Westall has set a deadline of April 28 for someone to step forward…

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Sample of books for Oregon woodlands

Linn woodlands’ group offers scholarships for forestry, natural resources

There’s money on the table for high school seniors who want to continue their education in forestry and natural resources. The Linn County Small Woodlands Association offers $2,000 annual and renewable scholarships to Linn County residents and nearby students attending Linn County high schools. The scholarships – to be used at colleges in Oregon -are…

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Stand of ash trees

Woodland Information Night provides forest owners with trio of updates

Woodland Information Night returned from the pandemic-caused pause with presentations on the emerald ash borer, the Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) role in implementing the Private Forest Accord (PFA), OSU Extension’s Forestry & Natural Resources Fire Program, and current log prices. The workshop for family forest landowners was held March 1 at Oregon State University’s…

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Heartfelt thanks for past efforts; current legislative issues spotlighted 

As I start my term as the Linn County Chapter president, we say thank you to Tim Otis, who remains on the board as past president. We also say farewell and a big thank you to our Bark Editor Rich Clark for all the time and talent he has dedicated toward keeping our chapter members…

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Rural forest land

Colin Pyle is new Linn County forest patrol deputy

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office has named a new deputy to patrol forest lands. Sgt. Colin Pyle has been selected to fill the Mountain-Marine Patrol Sergeant position, announced Lt. Brian Hardy. Sgt. Pyle has been with the office since 2007 when he started in the Search and Rescue Program. He has worked as a patrol…

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Visitors touring the facility and chatting with each other.

Freres tour features mass plywood panel innovations

Approximately 30 family forest landowners toured two of Freres Engineered Wood’s six milling facilities recently. Their mills are located in Linn County’s Lyons-Mill City area. Freres, family owned and operated since 1922, produces veneer, plywood, sheathing, lumber, and Mass Plywood Panels (MPP). Third generation owners, cousins Rob and Tyler Freres, spent the afternoon Jan. 31…

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Seedling preparation the day before

Linn seedling sale success continues

Record number of orders, seedlings notched at 28th annual event Record efforts produced record results for the 2023 Linn County Small Woodlands Association seedling sale. Almost 14,000 seedlings were purchased at the Feb. 4 sale, with pre-orders totaling 238 customers. Another 150 sales came from walk-ins at the 28th annual event. The sales allow the…

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