September 2018: Linn County Tree Farm of the year tour

Linn County Tree Farm of the year tour:

Sherm and Leslie Weld are the 2018 Linn County tree farmers of the year. Their 140 acre farm, on Crescent hill road near Holley, has been in Weld family for over 50 years. On the tour we will view an active commercial thinning operation conducted by Scott Melcher. The stand being thinned was converted from a hayfield to a Douglas fir forest 20 years ago. We will also view and discus the establishment and management of other timber stands while emphasizing field conversion, reclamation, and stocking control. The tour will end alongside a beautiful spring fed pond where we will have lunch.
The Linn County Small Woodlands group and the Weld family welcome all interested individuals, OSWA members or not, for the tour and lunch.
Date: Saturday, Sep 22
Time: 10:00 am tour, 12 noon lunch.
The Weld family will provide the main course and drinks. Guests should bring a salad or dessert. If staying for lunch, please RSVP by Thursday Sept 20 by calling the Benton County
Extension office: 541-766-6750.
Location & Directions: State highway 228 intersects I-5 at exit 217 and connects Brownsville with Sweet Home. Crescent hill drive intersects with Hwy 228 three miles east of Crawfordsville and one-half mile west of the Holley store. Tree farm tour signs will point the way. The address is 25322 Crescent Hill Rd., Sweet Home, OR.

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