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Trees and Forests
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.
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.