Winter Lecture – Jan 11, 2019 Corvallis

Carbon – Better in the Woods or the Wood Product? Maureen Puettmann: WoodLife Environmental Consultants Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials Director of Operations Elaine Oneil: Executive Director of the Washington Farm Forestry Association CORRIM Director of Science & Sustainability Date: Friday, January 11, 2019 Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Location: Corvallis/Benton County Library Join Elaine […]

Plant Nutrition in Forestry Tour

A summary: The Plant Nutrition in Forestry tour on Saturday, September 15, 2018 raised more questions than answers but managed to make a group of approximately 25 interested tree farmers have a lot to think about. Mark Gourley is an expert on nutritional balancing for the production of healthy Douglas fir trees in our coastal […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]