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Owners honored for 29 years of effort in timber propagation


September 12, 2018

Photo by Sean C. Morgan

SHERMAN AND LESLIE WELD explain the plan and objectives for their Crescent Hill Acres Tree Farm, for which they were named the county’s Tree Farmers of 2018.

Sherman and Leslie Weld, Linn County’s Tree Farmers of 2018, are managing their tree farm not only for wildlife and harvest, but to provide a family gathering place as well as provide for the next generation.

Crescent Hill Acres Tree Farm, south of Holley, is 140 acres of rolling hillsides. From its top, on a clear day, Mt. Jefferson can be seen 80 miles away.

Lester and Faye Weld, Sherman’s parents, purchased the property 50 years ago. Known as the old Weed Place, formerly owned by Harvey Weed, the tree farm once was home to a sawmill.

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