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

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.

Woodland Management; a Basic Forestry Shortcourse

An OSU Extension course for Lane, Linn, and Benton County area. This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. Topics covered: Getting Started: Assessing your property and your site, What’s Going on in Your Woods?, Understanding tree biology and forest ecology, Taking Care of Your Woods: Tree planting, care for an established forest, weed control, and Getting it Done: Safety, timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations.

Dates: Tuesdays October 4, 11, 18, & 25th

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm 

Field Session: Oct. 29th , 9 am – 3 pm

Location: Junction City Fire Hall, 1755 Juniper St., Junction City Oregon

Cost $50/individual, $60/family

See flyer for details, 

Register online here, registration deadline Sept. 27th

For information email Jody or call 541-766-6750