A Note from Your Yamhill County Small Woodlands Board:
As we continue to experience Covid related health risks, we have decided to offer a hybrid monthly meeting option. Our goal is to hold in-person meetings, but until all members feel safe gathering indoors, we will also offer a Zoom connection. The monthly meeting notice that comes via email and by post will give you the link to sign in.
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Virtual Meetings: via Zoom
In-person Meetings: OSU Yamhill County Extension Auditorium, 2050 NE Lafayette Avenue, McMinnville, OR 97128
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Tree Farmer of the Year
Yamhill County Tree Farmer Of The Year
By Dan Upton
Steve and Mary Walker have been selected as Yamhill County 2021 Tree Farmers of the Year.
Purchased in 2012, their Dupee Valley Timber LLC property has been on the receiving end of intensive forest management.
Previous logging and forestry practices left a large portion of their 1,100 acres supporting a healthy crop of Scotch broom, Himalayan blackberry, and, where it can squeeze in, poison oak.
Steve and Mary made the commitment early on to convert brush land and poorly-stocked areas to productive timberland. This was the start of their ten-year reforestation program. Harsh growing sites and warm, early springs (and scorching summers) have been challenging for seedling establishment. But, with time and persistence, new trees are showing up on the hillsides. And plans are in place for additional clearing and planting.
Joining with other interested owners whose land supports Oregon oak, the Walkers coordinated with NRCS to develop an Oak Management program to promote oak management as the best management practice for the chosen area. When the prescription required removal of undesirable species, the top candidate within the mature oak patch turned out to be Douglas-fir. Over time, Douglas-fir will overtop oak and dominate the site. That was one area where picking out the culprit species was easy.
Congratulations to Steve and Mary!
The Snag Newsletters:
|Know Your Forest||https://KnowYourForest.org|
|Tall Timber Topics Quarterly Newsletter:||http://extension.oregonstate.edu/newsletter/tall-timber-topicss|
|Oregon Forest Resource Institute||https://OregonForests.org|
|American Tree Farm System||https://TreeFarmSystem.org|
|Oregon Department of Forestry||https://Oregon.gov/odf|
|Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife||https://dfw.state.or.us|
|Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District||https://yamhillswcd.org|
|Native Plant Society of Oregon – Cheahmill Chapter – Yamhill||https://npsoregon.org/chapters/ch.html|
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