Outreach Activities

Native Plant and Tree Sale

Our annual native plant sale will not be happening this year (2024) due to vendor and venue issues. (Historically our plant sale has been the second Saturday in March from 9 am to 3 pm.)

If you still want to buy some native plants, join our friends in Columbia County for their seedling and native tree sale at a new (indoor!) location at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in St. Helens. See the announcement here: https://columbiacountysmallwoodlands.blogspot.com/2024/01/25th-annual-seedling-sale.html

For a complete list of sources of native plants, including other plant sales happening around the region, see the list on EMSWCD website: https://emswcd.org/native-plants/local-sources/


Seedling Sale – Order form in June Newsletter; pickup seedlings Jan/Feb

WCSWA has provided quality Douglas-fir and Western Red Cedar seedlings to our members since 1999. The Douglas-fir seedlings are grown for Washington County Small Woodlands Association (WCSWA) at Lewis River Reforestation in Woodland, Washington using Dallas High Gain Douglas-fir seeds provided by the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Dallas Block at Schroeder Seed Orchard. These seedlings have superior growing characteristics and are intended to maximize growing potential. They are not genetically modified organisms, but are the result of breeding parent trees with superior growing characteristics from trees selected from our area. The Western Red Cedar seedlings are purchased from Lewis River Reforestation seedling stock. This seedling program is an important service to members and a fund raising source for WCSWA. One-half of the profit funds the organization’s activities. The other half is donated to Oregon State University College of Forestry Scholarship Fund with priority given to forestry students from Washington County. Seedling order forms are sent out each summer with the WCSWA newsletter. For more information email Donald Sohler or Bob Shumaker at washcosmallwoodlandsassoc@gmail.com.

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Oregon State University’s College of Forestry is regarded as a premier College of Forestry in the United States. Any student from Washington County who is enrolled in OSU’s College of Forestry may apply for a Washington County Small Woodland Association (WCSWA) scholarship. The scholarships are funded through WCSWA’s Native Plant and Tree Sale and WCSWA’s Seedling sale. Through these scholarships, we help ensure that woodland owners have well-trained professionals to assist with forestry stewardship.

Our scholarship is administered by the OSU Foundation.  The title is: Washington County Small Woodlands Association Endowment Scholarship.  It awards a $2,000 scholarship each year.  The student must be in the Oregon State University School of Forestry.  Preference is given to a Washington County student.  The student’s advisor should know how to apply for this scholarship.  If the advisor can’t help, contact the OSU Foundation.

Last Updated on January 24, 2024