Yamhill County Chapter

Chapter President Hal Hagglund hal.elin@gmail.com


Social half hour at 6:30pm,
Meeting at 7:00pm.
Meetings are open to all – You need not be a member to attend.

OSU Yamhill County Extension Auditorium, 2050 NE Lafayette Avenue, McMinnville, OR 97128

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 7pm What’s New in Wood Products and Why Wood Utilization is Good for the Environment
by Timm Locke, Director of Forest Products at Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI).
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Annual Banquet
with Craig Hanneman on his Mt Everest Trek.


Saturday April 21st Thinning Stands Workshop
North of Salem, Free, You must register to get directions, please contact the Extension Office at 503-655-8631 or contact jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu
Saturday April 21st 10:00am-2:00pm Earth Day at Miller Woods
Free Lunch Included
Saturday April 28th 9:00am-2:30pm (doors open 7:30 am) Oregon Woodland Co-op Annual Meeting
Kinton Grange, 19015 SW Scholls Ferry Rd, Beaverton, OR
All Oregon Woodland Co-op members and anyone interested to learn about OWC are invited to attend the 2018 Annual Meeting on April 28. Starting at 9:00 am, there will be a brief business meeting. President Neil Schroeder will report on the state of the Co-op, and members will vote on proposed Bylaws amendments and to elect new officers.
Ken Nygren, a consulting forester and partner with White Oak Natural Resource Service near Hillsboro, will talk about the high-value utility pole market. Working with Bell Timber as the buyer, Ken will describe how landowners can manage select stands for poles. Large diameter Douglas fir and western redcedar poles sourced from the Northwest command top dollar and have no competition in the rest of the US.
OWC is now the local distributor for the SuperSplit log splitter, a high-speed kinetic machine that out-performs hydraulic splitters. Our distribution agreement means that OWC can now offer a substantial discount on the most popular machines to its members. There will be demonstration set up to show the SuperSpit in action. Details on discount pricing and ordering will be provided.
OWC is also now a dealer for LogRite Tools. LogRite makes a wide variety of tools and equipment useful for working in the woods, including log arches, cant hooks, peaveys, axes, etc. Again, OWC will be able to pass along savings to its members. Some of the products will be on display, along with discount pricing and ordering info.
Potluck Lunch
We will share a potluck lunch, so please bring a generous salad, side dish or dessert. The main dish will be a delicious pork barbecue prepared by Greg Wildhaber.


Wednesday, September 27, 2017; 7pm Small Woodland Tools
Want to do some of the physical labor on your tree farm? Show and tell of tools (including some in the parking lot) to make the job easier by Mark Havel (aka Forest Dan) and Hal Hagglund. (If there is interest, there will be a DIY pre-commercial thinning tour at the Hagglund tree farm near Sheridan at 9:00 am Saturday, Sept. 30th.)
Wednesday, October 25, 2017; 7pm Forestry in Ireland by Mike Barnes (Mike visited Irish forests this past summer.)
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 – third Wed. of month; 7pm Fall Planting (including plugs) and Forest Nutrition
with Mark Gourley, Certified Forester, Starker Forests Inc.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 7pm Woodland Management
Brad Withrow-Robinson, OSU Extension Service
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 7pm Accounting and Taxes for Small Woodland Owners
by Tamara Cushing, OSU.
Tamara is the Endowed Starker Chair in Private and Family Forestry, an Assistant Professor in the College of Forestry in the Dept. of Forest Engineering and Resources Management at O.S.U., and an Extension Specialist in Forest Economics, Management and Policy. She received her Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry from the Univ. of Georgia with emphasis on Finance and Taxation in 2006.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 7pm Surveying: What Small Woodland Owners Need to Know about Property Issues
by Leonard Rydell, P.E., P.L.S.,W.R.E.


Oregon Forest Resource Institute http://OregonForests.org
Brad & Amy’s TreeTopics Blog: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/treetopics
Tall Timber Topics Quarterly Newsletter: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/columbia/forestry/newsletters
Join OSWA online http://www.oswa.org/view-available-memberships
Download OSWA Membership Application http://www.oswa.org/images/docs/OSWA-Membership-2015-printable-application.pdf


Current Chapter Bylaws version May 26, 2004.

Yamhill is an energetic, friendly and fun chapter to be a part of.


Web Page Last Updated: 04-16-2018