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Washington County Neighbor to Neighbor & 2019 Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year Video Woods Tour – Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020

You are Invited to Join:

Barrett and Susan Brown’s

Video Woods Tour

7:00 pm to 8: 30 pm

A Live Webinar Event

Barrett and Susan are Washington County’s 2019 Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year. They purchased their property 30 years ago in somewhat poor condition. They have a great story to tell about the challenges associated with owning forestland, but after years of learning from other family forest neighbors and others, their 110 acres is now a thriving and productive forest.

Registration is Required:  How to Register:

  • Go to oswa.org On the front page of the website, find the article about this woods tour
  • If you don’t immediately arrive at the front page of the website, click on Welcome in the top left corner of the site
  • Click on the registration link. Complete the registration form
  • Receive an email with correct links to login on September 23rd, at 7:00PM.

The video woods tour will focus on:

    • Stream restoration work on the East Fork of Dairy Creek
    • Commercial and pre-commercial thinning
    • Working with Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) to improve stands
    • Wildlife in the forest
    • Recreation and trail building

For continuation see the September 2020 Forest Forum.

Remembering Amy Grotta

The forest community lost one fantastic personality on December 24. Our dear friend and colleague Amy Grotta passed away. Amy was the FNR Extension agent for Columbia, Multnomah, and Yamhill Counties.  Amy had been living with cancer for a number of years which regrettably took her life. Her indomitable spirit had been an inspiration for us all.  She will not be forgotten. What an incredible talent and friend to the forest and to those who were touched by her talent, wisdom, energy, and willingness to step in and help us. Among her accomplishments while at OSU, Amy authored numerous Extension publications on a variety of forest management topics.  Her “Tree Topics” blog and publications kept us informed on important tree matters.

For continuation and for a great idea for sharing memories of Amy see Page 3 of the January 2020 Forest Forum.



Last updated: September 5, 2020 at 10:03 am