Washington County Neighbor to Neighbor & 2019 Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year Video Woods Tour

Barrett and Susan are Washington County’s 2019 Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year. They purchased their property 30 years ago in somewhat poor condition. They have a great story to tell about the challenges associated with owning forestland but after years of learning from other family forest neighbors and others, their 110 acres is now […]

OSWA End of Session Report

OSWA End of Session Report 2019 By Roger Beyer The legislative session began on January 14th with Democrats controlling both legislative chambers with super majorities (60% or more) and a democratic governor. The two chambers introduced nearly 1500 bills the first day and then adjourned until January 22nd when the session began in earnest.  The […]

OSWA Annual Meeting 2019

Hosted by the Benton County Chapter  Please Join Us The Oregon Small Woodlands Association (OSWA) will hold its 2019 annual meeting June 20th – 22nd in Corvallis. The theme for the three-day meeting, hosted by the Benton County OSWA chapter, is “Research, Policy and Practices for Family Forest Management.” On Thursday, June 20th there will […]

OSWA Lincoln Co Chapter Annual Tree Seedling Sale

Contact person: Joe Steere Email:  jsteere@miami-corp.com Native tree seedlings and some native shrub species will be available. This annual event is designed to provide the public with affordable native tree seedlings, promote natural resource conservation awareness, and to increase forest owners’ knowledge and abilities as stewards of their land. (A few nonnatives also). Most seedlings will […]

Gaebel Neighbor to Neighbor Tree Farm Tour

By Jeremy Felty On July 21st, 115 participants arrived at the Gaebel Tree Farm in North Plains for a Neighbor to Neighbor Woods Tour. In 2017, the Gaebel’s were the Washington County Tree Farmers of the Year. The tour was sponsored by the Gaebels and the Washington County Small Woodlands Chapter. It was funded by […]

Cafferata Family Outstanding Tree Famers of the Year Woods Tour

By Jeremy Felty On June 30th in conjunction with OSWA’s Annual Meeting, 150 participants visited the 79-acre Cafferata Family Forest located in Lane County, hosted by the Cafferata family, OSWA’s Lane County Chapter, and Oregon Tree Farm System. It was funded by a grant to OSWA from Oregon Forest Resource Institute. Steve and Wylda Cafferata […]

Woodland Measurements Workshop

Presented by Benton County Small Woodlands Association Dave Hibbs Cedar Spring Tree Farm Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018 Time: 8:30 carpool for a 9:00 start. Will be done at noon. Location: S. Polk County. Details provided upon registration. RSVP: 541-766-6750 by 10 a.m. Wednesday 10/17/18. Space is limited. Knowing something about what you have in […]

Carr/Oaks/Johnson Neighbor to Neighbor Woods Tour

By Jeremy Felty On May 19th 2018, 160 participants visited the Carr-Oakes-Johnson Homestead/Hardell Tree Farm in Benton county. They are the 2018 Benton County Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year. The property is in its 4th generation of continuous family management. The first piece was homesteaded in 1883. Some of the original family orchard is […]