The Needle; current news for Willamette Valley woodland owner/managers
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The Needle is the OSU Extension electronic announcements to help keep you informed about local workshops, tours, and other happenings for woodland landowners/managers in Benton, Linn and Polk Counties. 
Tree School Coast 2023 – Lincoln County
This mini-college features 24 classes on a wide variety of topics of interest to family forestland owners, professional foresters, loggers, arborists, teachers, and forest enthusiasts of Northwest Oregon.
Classroom sessions taught by Extension foresters, professional foresters, and other natural resource management professionals. Classes are 1.5 hours long and you can participate in up to four over the course of the day.
We have broadened our class selections to include basic forestry topics for traditional woodland owners as well as those interested in pollinators and forest mushrooms. Snacks and a great lunch are included in your registration.
Date: Saturday March 4, 2023, Registration required, closes February 27 (no walk-ins allowed), 
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: $75.00
Location: Waldport High School
Link for further information and to register
Woodland Information Night – hosted by Linn County Small Woodland Association
A trio of forestry issues, Oregon’s Private Forest Accord, Emerald Ash Borer infestation, and OSU Extension’s Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Fire Program are the topics of this year’s in-person Woodland Information Night.
Date: Wednesday March 1, 2023
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Free and open to the public
Location: Oregon State University Peavy Forest Science Center, 3100 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, room 117, next to the Jefferson Street entrance. (Campus Map)
Parking: free after 5 p.m., is available in the lot south of Peavy which can be accessed from Washington Way or south bound 30th St. (Parking Map Link)
Questions contact 503-510-6069
Marion-Polk Chapter of OSWA hosts Amanda Sullivan-Astor of the Associated Oregon Loggers.
Amanda is the policy specialist with AOL and will present to us on the AOL itself and how it works. Look up The logging industry is key to most everything we do, when or if we decide to harvest some timber. Not only are the machines huge and complex, so is our society, and we will have Amanda describe the association as well as her specialty of policy, within that group.
Date: Saturday March 4, 2023
Time: 10:30 am
Location: Monmouth library
Space is limited, RSVP required to or phone 541-713-5000 include name, contact phone and number attending.
For additional information contact
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OSU Extension Benton County Forestry
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OSU Extension Benton County
4077 Research Way
Corvallis OR 97333

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