Oregon Small Woodlands Association


  • Member tours often include live demonstrations of equipment and special skills.

Welcome to OSWA

We are an organization made up of Oregon small woodland owners who practice and believe in:

  • The strength of peer to peer communication between landowners
  • The strength of a unified effort to address legislative and regulatory challenges
  • The strength of partnerships in addressing and solving common problems

Thanks for visiting the Oregon Small Woodlands Association.


New Opportunities to Learn How to Tap Bigleaf Maple in Oregon

The tapping season is in the winter, so now is the time to start preparing. If you are a landowner with Bigleaf Maple or just have an interest in learning more about tapping Bigleaf (and other trees) in Oregon for edible saps, visit the project website: www.oregontreetappers.net. On the website you find a wealth of resources to get you started, training announcements, and for those who think they have a commercial interest, a short webform you can complete to get assistance from a team member.


OSWA Forestry Taxation Series

Forestry taxation experts Clint Bentz, CPA, and Dr. Tamara Cushing (OSU) teamed up for a seven-part series to help answer all woodland owners questions about filing taxes. For all additional information and to view past taxation webinars click here: https://www.oswa.org/blog/oswa-forestry-taxation-series/


Lane County Small Woodlands Association Thinning Video Tour

You can view a video that Lane County Small Woodland Association made with the OSU Extension about thinning at the link here: https://media.oregonstate.edu/media/t/1_lub2cbce


Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association Neighbor to Neighbor Tour

Watch the full recorded video here:


Congratulations Oregon Tree Farmer of the Year Candidates!


More OSWA News

Reforestation assistance for landowners who need to replant after the wildfire

Emergency Forest Restoration Program application deadline extended to January 30, 2021. Do you need financial assistance to pay for re-planting burned areas?  Under the USDA Emergency Forest Restoration Program you may qualify for funding to cover up to 75% of the cost of re-planting some of the areas that burned. The deadline for applications has been […]

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Oregon Family Forest Newsletter – Spring 2020

May 2020 Oregon Family Forest Newsletter A new edition of OSWA’s seasonal newsletter is available! Topics include how OSWA and OTFS are operating with Coronavirus challenges, news about fundraising and support of ONREF!, messages from OSWA members and leader and much more! Read the Newsletter See Archived Newslettes

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Lane County OSWA Update

OSWA Report from Lane County Oregon Small Woodlands Association hosts many community and educational events. We are looking forward to the next opportunity for a tree farm tour! Last August we had the honor of gaining firsthand forestry information from Gordon Culbertson, who with his wife Gail owns the Whitewater Tree Farm in Lane County. […]

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Marion-Polk Small Woodlands Chapter Tour

OSWA Marion-Polk Chapter members enjoying an Old Growth Tour on BLM land near Mark Havel’s Property.

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Smokey Says

ALWAYS BE CAREFUL
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Upcoming Events

Oct 2021

NEOSWA Neighbor to Neighbor Tour - 10/30/2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Nov 2021

Benton Chapter Monthly Meeting - 11/01/2021 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ODF Board of Forestry - November 3/4 - 11/03/2021 - 11/04/2021 at All Day
CCFFA Board of Directors Meeting - 11/10/2021 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Dec 2021

Benton Chapter Monthly Meeting - 12/06/2021 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Jan 2022

DSWA Annual Dinner - 01/25/2022 at 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Jun 2022

2022 State OSWA Convention - Jun 23-25, 2022 - Corvallis, Oregon - 06/23/2022 - 06/25/2022 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Jul 2022

BCSW Annual Summer Picnic - Castle Family Forest - 07/23/2022 at 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Jul 2023

BCSW Annual Summer Picnic - Castle Family Forest - 07/23/2023 at 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Jul 2024

BCSW Annual Summer Picnic - Castle Family Forest - 07/23/2024 at 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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