2009 Oregon Tree Farmers of the Year - FUN FORESTS
FUN FORESTS of Sweet Home has been named the Oregon Tree Farmers of the year. FUN FORESTS consists of several forestland parcels in western Linn County owned by Jim Cota and brothers Scott and Robby Melcher. FUN FORESTS now moves to the Northwest Regional competition. The Northwest Regional winner is then entered in the National competition.
FUN FORESTS intensively manages their properties for timber production and fun. Several farmland parcels have been converted to Douglas fir plantations and logged parcels are cleared and reforested with high quality seedlings. Riparian area protection and pond construction for fire protection and fishing are high priorieties. The seven acre paint ball area complete with a hidden bunker are popular with the younger Melchers and their friends. Good Luck guys.