Posted on August 17, 2019 by Diana BlakneyScotch broom again?! Visit to Lane County’s tree farmer of the year nominee’s place. Hard to believe, but as Bill and I were prepping for the September tour of Shiver River, we spotted Scotch broom growing in a spot we had completely denuded of the pesky weed last spring! Keeping the loop trail free of obstacles. More Scotch broom. Grrrrr…. Keeping it real. This is the view of the Rock Creek large wood placement that will be on the tour. Smoky and I are getting ready to go on the Whitewater Tree Farm Tour (Lane County nominee for Oregon Tree Farmer of the Year. About 40-45 folks came on the tour. Owner had spent his life logging and working for mills as a log buyer. He is now an international consultant having visited logging operations in Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, Australia, New Zealand and some of the Baltic countries. Wow! Looking for (and finding) evidence of laminated root rot.