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Small Woodlands Outstanding Tree Farmers host open house


July 17, 2019

By Larry Mauter

For The New Era

Three generations of Tim and Kathy Otis’ family helped tell the story of a historic family tree farm July 6 as the Linn County Small Woodlands Association honored its annual tree farmers of the year.

The Otis family hosted an afternoon tour and potluck picnic on their property off Ingram Road near Waterloo. It was attended by some 30 people.

The tree farm property has been in family ownership for more than 150 years. Historic photos, maps of the property and the property’s forest management plan were on display for visitors.

Otis children recounted the t...

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