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Seedling sale produces growth

 

February 13, 2019

DANIEL VIRTUE, left, of Sweet Home, a forest engineering student at Oregon State University, works with 4-H member Kaden Holt as they sort seedlings for the Linn County Small Woodlands Association seedling sale held Feb. 2.

By Larry Mauter

For The New Era

More than 100 volunteers over two days pushed the 24th annual Linn County Small Woodlands Association seedling sale to near-record numbers.

More than 9,000 seedlings were sold Feb. 2 before noon – including about 150 pre-orders that were packaged Feb. 1. Both those figures are near-records.

"It was one of our best years ever," said Sherm Sallee, a co-founder of the event.

The event at the Linn County Expo provides $5,600 in scholarships annually to both university forestry students and Linn County 4-Hers involved in forestry.

Some 50 volunteers, including...



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