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

Done for the Summer until the Picnic.


RESCHEDULED TO Tuesday, Sept. 25th 4:00-6:00 pm Forest Thinning Tour
Location: Matteson Demonstration Forest, Gaston
Cost: Free, but registration is required. Parking space is limited – please carpool if possible.

A commercial thinning of about 30 acres of 30-year old Douglas-fir plantation is underway at the Matteson Demonstration Forest. On this tour we will talk about how the harvest is meeting management objectives, which include improving the stand, producing income and creating more diversity. We’ll discuss markets for the cut logs (including short poles). We’ll also see how a cut-to-length processing system is used, and fire conditions permitting, will see a demonstration of the logging equipment.
RSVP by contacting Sonia Reagan, 503-397-3462 or Email Sonia.Reagan@oregonstate.edu. Please include your phone and email so we can contact you if needed. Wear closed toed shoes and bring a hard hat if you have one.
Directions to the Matteson Forest:
Highway 47 to the Hagg Lake /Scoggins Valley Park turnoff. Follow Scoggins Valley Rd. past the park gate and turn left on West Shore Drive, crossing the dam. Proceed another two miles past the dam on West Shore Drive. Turn left on Hankins Rd. Follow to the property gate on your right.


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.
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; Social Hour 6:00pm, Dinner 6:30pm Annual Banquet
Yan’s Chinese Restaurant, 1822 N.E. Highway 99W, McMinnville
Our Guest Speaker will be Craig Hanneman who will present a program on his Mt Everest Trek.
Cost per person for a family style dinner is $14.00 including gratuity (the YSWA picks up the difference). Please pay at the door when entering, and please park towards back of restaurant if possible.
You do not need to be a member to attend. Bring your neighbors!
This is our Annual Meeting to elect new Board Members for a 2-year term of office. Nominations or volunteers are requested.
Donations of door prizes would be appreciated.
Thursday, July 19, 2018 Time: Social hour 5:00 pm, BBQ 6:00 pm, Tour at approx. 7:00 pm 2019 Tree Farmer of the Year BBQ potluck and tour
2019 Yamhill County Tree Farmers of the Year: Harry and Bonnie Robinson, 18580 NW Meadow Lake Rd., Yamhill, OR 97148.
Drinks, burgers, hot dogs, and table service provided by Yamhill Small Woodlands Assoc.


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/newsletter/tall-timber-topicss
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: 08-30-2018