The Marchel Tract supports several hardwood studies. One study demonstrates how hybrid poplars can be rapidly grown for lumber, veneer, and paper pulp. An adjacent demonstration shows how hardwood species mixes, including the very fast growing paulonia trees, can produce a variety of forests products from wood to nuts to fertilizer to wildlife habitat.
A portion of the Marchel Tract was cleared in September 2001. Click here to see a few highlights of that project.
The 71-acre tract lies in the Willamette River floodplain.