How to Identify Conifers in NW Oregon


Join the Cheahmill Chapter of the Native Plant Society for a FREE program on identifying conifers in NW Oregon. Oregon Master Naturalist, Ken Denniston, will be using samples and photographs to identify each of the 18 conifers native to northwest Oregon. Using a unique, staged approach to the topic, the presentation will include simple ways to easily distinguish each conifer as well as some tricks to help everyone remember the differences. For more information on the topic, visit Ken’s website at

Thank You Linfield College Students

A huge thank you to Linfield College for volunteering at Miller Woods for their Freshman Orientation Community Service Day.

The 21 hours of service the group contributed allowed us to clear a quarter mile of new trail. They worked hard and left tired and extremely dusty.

We are so grateful!!

And thank you to volunteer James Riedman for leading the group!

Free Cover Crop Tour at Carlton Plants

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 | 8 AM – 11 AM

Dayton, OR

Join Yamhill Soil & Water Conservation District at Carlton Plants for a personal tour by Allan Elliott, Carlton Plants Manager.  He will share their Cover Crop Program including:

· Rotation Scheduling

· Termination & Seed Harvesting

· Making Cover Cropping Work for your Operation

The group will caravan to three fields and spend approximately 30 – 45 minutes at each location.  The locations are within a 2-mile radius of the Carlton Plants office,  located at 14301 SE Wallace Rd in Dayton, OR.

Attendees are asked to register by August 7th. Call Yamhill SWCD at 503-472-6403 or email

The group will meet for coffee and donuts in the cafeteria before heading out.  Signs will be posted.