Washington County Small Woodlands Association, Inc., is a chapter of the Oregon Small Woodlands Association (OSWA).
 
 

Annual WCSWA Potluck – Tuesday May 23-Shumaker Tree Farm - 5pm until dusk

The Annual WCSWA Potluck is almost here! It’s a modified potluck – Sam Sadtler and Don Sohler will be cooking burgers and dogs on the grill, and you only need to bring a side dish, dessert, salad, or whatever you wish. Tableware will be provided, along with soft drinks and water or you can BYOB.

The official starting time is 5:00 p.m., but get there when you can. If you’re early, there will be folks to swap stories with, or paths to hike. Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. with the educational part after dinner. The potluck will be held at the Shumaker Tree Farm west of Banks

The agenda for the evening will include a discussion on pre-commercial thinning with Amy Grotta and Brad Withrow-Robinson, our OSU Extension Foresters. Brad has been writing a series of papers on the need for small woodland owners to thin early and well. Bonnie and Bob have been listening, but admit they are basically planters and not thinners.

There will be a “walk and talk” up their driveway with Brad and Amy to show the efforts that have been made. There is an area next to the house (planted 2002) where they have removed one-third of the trees per Brad’s papers. Right next to it is the part they haven’t got to, so you can see the difference. There is also a piece (planted 1996) that was mechanically thinned in October, 2016 which took out about one-half the trees and an older stand (planted 1980) that has been thinned twice (2005 and 2015). Bonnie and Bob anticipate an educational and fun time. Hope you can come.

You must RSVP by May 18 so we know how many burgers and dogs to buy. Call Bonnie and Bob at 503-324-7825 or email bshumaker@coho.net to let them know how many in your family are coming – kids are welcome, too! Directions to the Shumaker’s

52490 NW Cedar Canyon Rd (green sign by mailbox)

From east of Banks: Take Highway 26 west until the junction with Highway 6 (Tillamook Hwy). Go on Highway 6 for six miles and turn right onto Cedar Canyon Rd (just after milepost 46). In one-half block, turn left. This is still Cedar Canyon Road. It is also Cedar Canyon if you go straight, so be sure to take the quick left after turning right off the highway. Travel three miles up the gravel road. Turn left at the “Hayward Cemetery” sign. Go past the turnoff into the cemetery itself, around the corner and down the hill to our house.

From south of Banks: Take Hwy 47 to Banks. Turn left at stoplight to get on Hwy. 6 going west for 3 miles. Turn right onto Cedar Canyon Rd (just after milepost 46). In one-half block, turn left. This is still Cedar Canyon Road. It is also Cedar Canyon if you go straight, so be sure to take the quick left after turning right off the highway. Travel three miles up the gravel road. Turn left at the “Hayward Cemetery” sign. Go past the turnoff into the cemetery itself, around the corner and down the hill to our house.

From north or west of Banks: From Hwy 26, turn south on Hayward Rd. at Manning. Go five miles up this gravel road to the junction of Cedar Canyon and Parson Rd. Turn left and we are the first driveway on the right.

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Master Woodland Managers Program:

Washington County has many small woodland owners who have qualified to become Master Woodland Managers under the OSU Extension MWM program. These MWM's have received training in woodland management science and technology, and are available to serve as volunteer mentor/advisors to other woodland owners.

To receive the services of a MWM, contact Amy Grotta at 503-397-3462

Maintained by Michael Morgan©2013 Washington County Small Woodlands Association