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Twilight Tour: Green Acres Forest Clackamas Woodland Farmer of the Year Nominee

Thursday, June 28, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mark your calendar for a twilight tour the first week of summer. See how a couple from the city got a head start on learning to manage their woodland near Estacada. Les and Susan Ricketts adopted a two- storied forest of widely scattered timber with a well-established understory of nine-year old trees. They will share their experience with the challenges of managing the daylight and growing space, under and over the two-storied stand as the young trees start getting crowded.

The Ricketts are a successful example of intergenerational land stewardship outside the family as they take on forest stewardship with guidance from the previous owner. Their forest was established by Lee Holland, an active member of the Clackamas woodland owner community, who was eager to pass on his knowledge of the woods he managed. Les and Susan plan to keep it as forest to provide all the benefits–air, water, wildlife, mushrooms, and timber: someday involving their children and grandchildren in forest stewardship for the next generation.

Registration is required but there is no fee.

Jean Bremer
jean.bremer at oregonstate.edu
Forestry & Natrl Res Ext
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