25th Annual Tree Planting Day
Tree planting day is fast approaching on February 6th. Our RSVP list is almost full and we anticipate 150 youth participants.
The most important items to remember are a shovel and raingear. Rubber boots for kids, along with gloves, a rain jacket and rain pants, if you have them. It is a great idea to bring an extra pair of shoes and a kitchen-sized garbage bag. When your angels return to the car, you can place all of the muddy, dirty gear into the bag before it destroy the inside of your car!
Tree Planting Day will be located near Blodgett, Oregon. It is a 20 minute drive from the Philomath High School, where we will all meet. After leaving a dual lane Benton County Road, you will be driving on single-lane forest roads for a total of about 3 miles. Note that there is a car wash on Philomath Blvd, near Safeway, if you need it on the return trip!
We want everyone to be safe and have fun. We will only cancel Tree Planting Day if there is dangerous ice, snow or wind. Rain will NOT slow us down!
Renew your permit today!
So, just how severe was Oregon’s wildfire season this summer? About 838,000 gallons’ worth, according to Neal Laugle, the Department of Forestry’s (ODF) aviation unit manager.
$5 permits available to create your own Christmas tree cutting adventure.
Gates will open for hunters.
Fire season continues while regulated use comes to an end.
Our Tree Farm gates will remain closed until Regulated Use and Fire Season is declared over by the Oregon Department of Forestry.
Information regarding recreation use….
When large fires do occur, whether from lightning or people, forest landowners figure as a major player in the suppression actions.