Trees and Forests

Linda Butts displays her commemorative plaque.
Linda Butts is Oregon's Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year.
Logging tour participants with hard hats and reflective vests
High Cable Logging Tour Group
36 Pit Fire burned area with stumps and mineral soil, Port Blakely Tree Farm
OSU Fire without borders field tour: 36 Pit Fire burned area, Port Blakely Tree Farm
Fire without borders field tour: Lance Christensen (Port Blakely Tree Farms)
Lance Christensen (Port Blakely Tree Farms) giving tour participants the inside scoop.

Community Forestry Day, Saturday, July 12, 8:30am-2:30pm at Hopkins Demonstration Forest, 16750 S Brockway Rd, Oregon City, OR. 


The Clackamas Extension forestry program has a lot to offer woodland owners and Christmas tree growers.

Clackamas County is home to some of the most productive tree growing land in the world. Our native forests cover more than two-thirds of the county's land. In addition, thousands of acres of land have been planted to Christmas trees and ornamental landscape nursery trees.

 Tree crops and products are a mainstay of our local economy providing important jobs for residents and income for landowners and managers. In fact, nearly 20% of all personal income for Clackamas County residents comes from our trees. Growing and managing trees is a big business in Clackamas County.

The OSU Extension Forestry program provides the education and research support for tree growers in Clackamas County. Our education programs keep landowners and managers on the cutting edge of technology and provide information to assist them to imporve the productivity and profitability of their land.

Remember...Clackamas County is tree country. We look forward to serving you!

Glenn Ahrens will help with Christmas tree questions.

Do you have trees in your home landscape, yard, or garden? We can help.


Programs and services available

A variety of education programs and services are provided to the citizens of Clackamas County. Examples include:

Woodland Notes Newsletter (bi-monthly hard copy or electronic version)

Education programs and events including tours, demonstrations, indoor and outdoor learning experiences.

Tree School, the largest annual, one-day event for family forest owners in the Pacific Northwest.

Office and field consultations and visits.

Master Woodland Manager volunteer training and community service.

Extension publication, fact sheets and handouts on a variety of forestry and woodland topics.

Demonstration and learning forests: Hopkins near Beavercreek and Ram's Dell near Dickey Prairie.

Forest landowner resources

Field research addressing local problems and needs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). See if yours is here!

Meet our Extension Forestry program staff serving Clackamas County.

Oregon Small Woodlands Association Annual Meeting
June 13, 3:00 – June 15, 2013
Roseburg, OR
OSWA’s 53rd Annual Meeting will be hosted by OSWA’s Douglas County Chapter at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. The theme is “Family forests our Legacy our Future – It’s a Family Thing”. The OSWA schedule includes: Thursday, June 13, OSWA Board meeting Friday, June 14, Program and Annual Membership meeting Saturday, June 15, Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year and Howdy Neighbor woods tour Registration required. Contact OSWA for more information at 503-588-1813.
Field tour of Meripah Woodland
June 26, 2013
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Twilight Tour
Estacada, OR
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