Welcome to Benton County OSWA Chapter
The Art & Science of Trail Building
by Matt McPharlin
Presented at the Benton County Chapter Annual Meeting – January 2020
2020 Tree Farmer of the Year Tour
Ed Easterling and Crestmont Farm have been selected as our 2020 Tree Farmer of the Year.
We are hoping to schedule a tour in the Fall – dependent on the health situation at that time.
Stay posted for more information.
Benton Chapter Board of Directors
Benton Chapter has an active board of directors. Feel free to contact them for information on this chapter and its activities and events.
For general inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- President – David Ehlers @ 541-231-7094
- Treasurer – Jane Brandenburg
- Secretary – Dena Oakes
- Membership – Sarah Edwardsson @ 541-745-2062
- OSWA Rep – Nancy Hathaway @ 541-758-5510
- Program Chair – Pat Boren @ 541-929-2144
- Education Chair – Rita Adams @ 541-752-3324
- Tree Farmer of Year Program Chair – David Hibbs @ 541-752-3245
- Member at large – Mike Albrecht @ 541-231-0337
- Member at large – Karen Fleck Harding @ 541-929-6398
- Member at large – Diana Blakney
The Quarterly Bark Newsletter
The Quarterly Bark is the joint newsletter for Benton, Lane, Linn, and Lincoln County OSWA chapters. You can access current and past editions here.
Benton County OSWA Chapter News & Events
Benton County Chapter celebrated our 2019 Tree Farmers of the Year on September 21st at Shiver River Farm with a forest tour and luncheon. Forty three people attended. Diana Blakney, Sid Picht & KC Thompson welcomed us to their family forestland located on the eastern flank of Marys Peak. We were able to witness the results […]
Quarterly Bark January 2020 Issue Download .pdf
On Saturday, June 22, Oakes Investment LLC hosted a Neighbor to Neighbor tour to celebrate its selection as the 2018 Oregon Tree Farmer of the Year. We had the opportunity to see what the Carr-Oakes family has been up to on their tree farm over the past year. We took a drive along the excellent […]
The Benton County Chapter has revived our popular “discussion group tours” or “twilight tours” where we visit each other’s properties and discuss forest management ideas. It’s an opportunity to see what/how others are doing things, show off our accomplishments, make suggestions, ask questions, discuss issues and problems and just have a general learning experience. No formal […]
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Quarterly Bark October 2019 issue Download .pdf