Marr Bros Tour – March 16

Written by Admin. Posted in Educational Opportunities, Forestry News, General News, Marion / Polk, Membership News, OSWA Home Page, Statewide OSWA Events

Please join us for a tour of the Marr Bros property in Monmouth, Oregon.

We will tour a natural gas kiln, large firewood processor, considerable infrastructure for making firewood bundles in massive quantities. The Marr Bros firewood business growing rapidly, and uses many different species of wood to make firewood.

Date: Wednesday, March 16
Time: 9:30am
Address: 875 S. Pacific Hwy, Monmouth, OR 97361

Please Bring: Hardhats, high visibility vests, real shoes.  The tour will be outside predominantly so dress for the weather. The tour will likely take an hour or so, depending on the number of questions.


Special Tax Alert – 2016

Written by Admin. Posted in Educational Opportunities, Forestry News, General News, Legislative News, Membership News, OSWA Home Page, Statewide OSWA Events

Understand property, harvest and severance taxes – Don’t pay unnecessarily!

An OSWA member recently wrote in:

“Well, it happened again. I did some logging on my aunt and uncles place in 2015. As the logger, we keep all the records of board feet cut, in our office, and report the numbers to them, at the end of the year, so taxes can be paid. Dorothy died in 2015, so now a bank manages their estate, and their daughter received the forms in the mail, promptly forwarding them to the manager.

“The property was never set up as a Small Tract Forestland, though she received both the Forest Products Harvest Tax form, and the STF severance tax form. The manager called today, speaking to my mother, not sure what to do. Well my mother didn’t know either. She called my other uncle, Hubert, who DID apply for STF, and he said, yes, you need to pay both taxes.

“Well, he either didn’t know or didn’t remember. So, tonight, I called the manager and said NOOOO!, don’t pay the severance tax. Everything is taken care of now, but I still wonder how many other timber owners, who have NOT applied for STF, are getting severance tax forms, and going ahead and paying the money, unnecessarily.”

–Regards, John

What does it mean?

Property, harvest and severance taxes can be confusing. Our own OSWA member Terry Lamers has put together a SPECIAL TAX ALERT helping spell this out for OSWA member.

Thank you, Terry – for your great reporting and your support to other OSWA members!

See the full Special Tax Alert 2016 here.

Forest Health in Oregon: State of the State 2016

Written by Admin. Posted in Educational Opportunities, Forestry News, General News, Meetings, Membership News, OSWA Home Page, Statewide OSWA Events, Uncategorized

Join us at Forest Health in Oregon – State of the State 2016

osulogoFebruary 16-17, 2016 Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

Forest Health in Oregon: State of the State 2016 is a conference and continuing education event hosted at the LaSells Stewart Center on the campus of Oregon State University. The event is designed to synthesize the current forest health conditions of Oregon forests by focusing on mortality agents and other factors that negatively impact forests on the first day, while the second day will emphasize management.

The program will give participants access to scientists during talks and breaks, with extended panel question periods. At lunch, there will be an opportunity for participants to engage in discussion with forest health specialists and scientists on topics of interest in a relaxed setting.

Our keynote speaker will be Rich Hofstetter, Professor of Forest Entomology at Northern Arizona University, and co-editor and chapter author of the recent book: Bark Beetles: Biology of Native and Invasive Species (Academic Press).

Who Should Attend?

The conference is for those interested in Oregon forests, particularly foresters, forest managers, environmentalists, resource professionals, students and woodland owners.

Where will it be held?

Join us the The LaSells Stewart Center on the beautiful Oregon State University Campus in Corvallis, OR.

How do I register?

Click the button below to register online. More information is also available here:

Scholarships are available for Master Woodland Managers. Please contact Tiffany Fegel ( for more information.

New Oak Videos on Yamhill Page

Written by Admin. Posted in Forestry News, General News, OSWA Home Page, Uncategorized, Yamhill

Yamhill Chapter of Oregon Small Woodlands Association has added two new videos to their page. The videos, which can also be found on youtube, touch on issues related to Oak Savannahs and Oak tree habitat and health in the Northwest. We encourage all OSWA Member to check them out and show support by liking the videos!

Click here to see the videos on Yamhill Page