Back in May 2012, I was asked by Nicole Strong to write about my personal involvement in the family timber property that had been in our family since the 1950’s.
I had met Nicole as part of the Women Owning Woodlands, Oregon Small Woodlands Association (OSWA), and Master Woodland Manager groups several years before. And, while it is 2016, and I have been out of the industry for several years, I promised her that I would write this when I knew the “end of my story”. I apologize for the delay, but this has been a lengthy and somewhat sad story. I can only hope that those of you involved in a “family business” surrounding your own timber property, can learn from what happened to our family.