2019 Tree Farmer of the Year – Great Tour on a Perfect Day!

Ernie and Linda Rieben Share their 2018 Tree Farm of the Year with over 120 Veteran and Beginning Woodland Owners

Jim James, Executive Director of the Oregon Small Woodland Association, and the Riebens, along with a lot of help from members of Washington County Small Woodlands Association and other partners such as Oregon Forest Resource Institute, Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District, hosted the event.

The Rieben Tree Farm on Cedar Canyon Road has been in their family since 1926 when Linda’s grandparents bought it. Over the years it has transitioned from primarily agricuture use, to primarily forest (90%). Linda and Ernie acquired it from her parents’ estate in 2013.

“Walk” though the presentations from the Tour, in photos and narration, on pages 10 and 11 of the August 2019 Forest Forum.

Mill tour of Pacific Fibre, North Plains
Aug. 23rd, 2019

Have you ever wondered what happens at the chip mill in North Plains? Perhaps some of your harvested trees have been sold there, or you’ve heard about it and wanted to know what is produced there and where it ends up. If you have ever pondered those questions this is the tour for you. Plan to meet up at the Pacific Fibre plant in North Plains (south side of Hwy 26) at 9:00 am on August 23rd.
Address: 34380 NW Vadis Rd, Cornelius, OR 97113

Paul Hadaller will be leading the tour. Paul has worked for PFP for 24 + years in various capacities. He is currently Log/Procurement manager.

Pacific Fibre Products has three whole log chipping facilities, located in Longview, WA., Molalla, OR and North Plains, OR. They supply wood chips to Nippon Paper and West Rock Paper, both in Longview, WA, and Georgia Pacific Paper in Wauna, OR.

They also process wood waste/bark and log yard debris into ground covers and soil mixes.

PFP’s motto is: “Nothing Beats Reliability in Products or People!”

The rest of the newsletter can be found at this link  August 2019 Forest Forum.

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

Last updated: July 25, 2019 at 20:46 pm