Mini-Tour Report April Castle Family Forest

On July 24th, the Benton County chapter of the Small Woodlands Association held its annual picnic at the Castle Family Forest. The approximately 35 picnickers mingled, ate, and paid rapt attention when member Van Decker recounted the history of the 20 acre forest donated to the Philomath Community Foundation by Emery Castle and his daughter, […]

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 […]