Tree Farm of the Year – Neighbor to Neighbor Tour A Big Success!

Rich and Connie Gaebel welcomed a large crowd of about 125 woodland owners to the July 21stevent. Those attending saw a variety of interesting demonstration sites, including recently completed logging sites, stream crossings, a pond, and more.

An excellent buffet lunch was provided for all. As usual, the opportunity to connect with other forest landowners was a valuable and appreciated benefit to those attending!

Update on Planned Events

Workshop Full – Saturday, August 25 – The Future of Forest Creatures. The spaces available for the workshop have been filled.

Drones and Woodlands Tuesday, August 28th. Discussion and demonstration of the potential for drone use in managing woodlands. Matteson Demonstration Forest. Registration required. See article on page 8 of the August 2018 Forest Forum.

Matteson Forest Harvest Tour – Thursday, September 6th. OSU’s Matteson Demonstration Forest, located near Hagg Lake, is being partially harvested this summer and we’ve been invited to see some of the action. Registration required. See article on page 8 of the August 2018 Forest Forum.

Friday, September 21 – Pole Mill Tour. We’ll be touring the Stella-Jones pole mill in Sheridan in a joint event with the Yamhill County chapter of OSWA. Come see some really valuable logs and learn about how poles are processed. This will be a morning tour. Registration is required for this event and space is limited.  See the article on Page 7 of the August 2018 Forest Forum.

How to register: When registering for any tour, please be sure to check the announcement to confirm you’re using the correct contact email or phone (it’s not the same for all events) and include which event you’re registering for because the contact email/phone is the same for two of the events.


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: August 7, 2018 at 20:08 pm