Upcoming Forestry & Natural Resource events in & around Benton, Linn, & Polk Counties

Summer Picnic Potluck/Linn Chapter Oregon Small Woodlands Assoc. 

Hosted at Henry & Mollie Wolthius property, Pebble Springs Tree Farm. Family event including wagon rides, hiking, games, and a guided tree farm tour. Please bring a salad, dessert, or other dish of your choice. Hamburgers will be provided by the Wolthius family, drinks are provided by our chapter.

Date: Saturday July 30, 2016

Time: 11:00am -3:00pm

Location: travel east from Sweet Home on Hwy 20 (approx. 3 miles) to Wiley creek road and turn right (south). After approximately 1.5 miles the Pebble Springs Tree Farm Sign will be on the left. Park along the south side of the driveway or between the house and barn, and walk downhill to the picnic area. Look for Tree Farm tour signs to guide the way. This event coincides with the Sweet Home Jamboree Music Festival, so traffic may be busy going through town. 

Summer Picnic and Tour, Benton Chapter Oregon Small Woodlands Assoc. 

Come and enjoy a potluck picnic with fellow small woodland owners and friends at Fort Hoskins Park, in the Kings Valley area. Drinks, plates and utensils will be provided.

Tour following the picnic is a short drive up the road to the Schmidt Family Forest, Hoskins property.

Date: Saturday August 6, 2016

Time: 12:00 Noon

Location: Fort Hoskins Park

Directions: From Corvallis take Hwy 20 west to the Kings Valley Hwy 223. Turn right on Hwy 223 and go about 5 miles. Turn left on Hoskins road. The entrance to the park is on the right about a mile from Hwy 223

Linn County Tree Farmer of the Year Tour

Joe and Shirley Holmberg are Linn County Tree Farmers of the year for 2016. The Holmberg’s purchased their fifty acre farm sixteen years ago and have reforested with Willamette valley ponderosa pine, Douglas-fir, incense cedar, and Oregon ash while managing unique habitats for wildlife. In addition they have restored a one-hundred year old farmhouse that was virtually uninhabitable.

This will also be a potluck with beverages and a main dish provided.

Date: Saturday, Sep 24th

Time: 4:00 to 7:30 pm.

Location: 39980 Mt Hope Drive northeast of Lebanon. You can get to their farm via either Golden Valley road or Bellinger Scale road.