Annual WCSWA Potluck – May 21

RSVP by May 15 to Tony Spiering – 503 680-8112 or e-mail aespiering@gmail.co


Location: Tony and Mary Spiering’s

15115 NW Old Pumpkin Ridge Road North Plains, OR 97133 Phone: 503-680-8112


  • 5 to 6 pm Arrival and Socialize
  • 6 to 7 pm Potluck Meal
  • 6:45 to 7:30 Speaker and Presentation

What to bring:

Potluck dish of choice, lawn chairs and own alcohol (if desired).

WCSWA will furnish Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, & fixings, plus water & punch.


Across the road of the residence (follow signs).


Mike Pihl will present a brief history of Pihl Logging with an overview of all aspects of logging from cutting to marketing including the effects of tariffs on the industry. Mike will also be bringing a Kubota mini-hoe with log grapples. This is a unique machine that is great for maneuvering around on small private patches.

Directions: GPS to 15115 NW Old Pumpkin Ridge works!  No GPS?  Call or email Tony

Looking forward to a good time with friends, food, and a lively discussion on logging in today’s environment!

WCSWA Meeting, April 23          

      Mass Timber Construction               

                                                        Contributed by Susan Schmidlin

Seven floors of condo units above a ground floor of retail space is not a unique addition to the Portland skyline, but one comprised mostly of wood is. The 85-foot-tall, 8 storied building known as Carbon 12 features the tallest mass timber and cross-laminated timber (CLT) building in the United States.


Article continues on Page 8 of the May 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: May 3, 2019 at 7:45 am