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 […]

2017 OSWA Annual Meeting, Workshop & Luncheon

EMPHASIZING THE “FAMILY” OF FAMILY FOREST LANDOWNERS Connecting families and the tree farm Time: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Place: The Rediscovery Forest in the Oregon Garden Focus: Families are invited to participate in three 30-minute concurrent sessions in the Rediscovery Forest. 1. How to determine density management with Mike Cloughesy, OFRI, and Stephen Fitzgerald, OSU […]

Nine Nominated for 2017 Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year

Nine Oregon Tree Farm System (OTFS) members have been nominated for 2017 Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year. Inspectors are visiting these nominees this summer and the selection of Oregon’s 2017 Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year will be made at the OTFS Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 21st at the Oregon Garden in Silverton. […]

Oregon’s DeFrees Family Selected National Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year

Thirty years after a fire razed 500 acres of forestland at Defrees Ranch, Dean Defrees still remembers the harrowing ordeal with all five of his senses. “It was extremely smoky, it was hot, and you can feel the fire,” Defrees says. “My dad did suffer a burn on his arm as he was putting in […]