Coming Up – 2017 Tree Farmer of the Year Tour!

Summer Tours (Make Me Feel Fine)

Your program committee has planned a full summer, so be sure to check your calendars and RSVP if necessary. Here’s a summary of the tours and where to find more information:

Saturday, July 21 – Tree Farm of the Year and Neighbor to Neighbor Tour at Rich and Connie Gaebel’s Tree Farm.  Come learn about a little bit of everything – harvesting, thinning, roads, portable sawmills, ponds and culverts. Don’t forget to invite your neighbors! This half-day event includes morning tours and a free lunch. You should have received an invitation in the mail directly from OSWA. If not, the invitation is posted on our home page at www.wcswa.com. Registration is required for this event.  Be sure to RSVP by email at oswaevents@gmail.com or call (503) 588-1813 by July 16th.

Saturday, August 25 – The Future of Forest Creatures. Come explore our relationship with native animals in an active workshop at Hyla Woods’ Mt. Richmond Forest. This is a half-day event with BYO picnic lunch to follow. Registration is required for this event and space is limited.  See the article on Page 8 of the July 2018 Forest Forum for more information and how to register.

 ?? early September?? – Matteson Forest Harvest Tour. OSU’s Matteson Demonstration Forest, located near Hagg Lake, will be partially harvested this summer and we’ve been invited to see some of the action. We don’t know the exact date yet.  It has to be coordinated so that action is happening and OSU Extension experts can be there – early September is the best guess for now.  We will send out an email with the date and directions when the date is established.  If you do not get our email reminders and want to go on this tour, contact any Officer or Board Member (on page 2) and we will be sure that you are “in the know”.  This is an evening event. See the article on Page 9 of the July 2018 Forest Forum for more information.

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 July 2018 Forest Forum for more information.

Additional information is available  July 2018 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 13, 2018 at 21:20 pm