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...