Carr/Oakes/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 […]

Thank You Lane County for another Successful Annual Meeting

By Jim James OSWA enjoyed another successful Annual Meeting June 28-30 in Springfield, once again hosted by Lane County’s OSWA chapter. Thursday’s mill tours and board meeting, Friday’s program, and Saturday’s woods tour were all well attended and as in 2017, Lane County was a wonderful host. Keynote Speaker, Seneca CEO, Todd Payne spoke about […]

A Wonderful Picnic in Benton County

We had a wonderful picnic out at Nancy Hathaway’s and Greg Peterson’s Tree Farm about a week ago. The annual Benton County Small Woodland’s Association social picnic was held at Nancy Hathaway’s and Greg Peterson’s cabin in the woods. It was an opportunity to visit, enjoy delicious food, and relax with friends. Nancy presented us […]

CCSWA 2019 Tree Sale

Columbia County Small Woodlands Association is taking orders for Bare Root Forest, Riparian Seedlings “Elite” DOUGLAS FIR & WESTERN RED CEDAR Douglas Fir: 120 seedlings per bag. These “Elite” Douglas fir are for Columbia County Zone 5. CCSWA Members pay $51.00 per bag of 120 for Douglas Fir & $40 per bag of 100 for […]

Revisiting the November 2014 Ice Storm (Rescheduled)

Presented by Benton County OSWA Chapter. Gary Springer Starker Forests Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Time: 8:00am – 3:00pm Location: Benton County, Coast Range. Details provided upon registration. RSVP: 541-766-6750 by 10 a.m., October 12. Space is limited. We will visit areas on public and private land that were heavily impacted by the November 2014 […]

Tree Farmer of the Year 2018

Tree Farmer of the Year 2018 Marsha Oakes Carr and Oakes Family Members By Nancy Hathaway Benton County tree farmers were treated to a tour of the Oakes Investment LLC property on May 19, 2018. Marsha and her brothers and sister, Duane, Darrell, Dennis and Christine, as well as Marsha’s granddaughter Kayla, all participated in […]