1. What is a hoedad? The term "hoedad" is actually derived from the implement that the workers use while preparing the soil and planting seedlings.

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  2. Planting trees is hard work. Follow some of the hoedads as they make their way through the forest planting seedlings.

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  3. Each hoedad carries a large number of seedlings in their canvas sack. Listen to the crackling needles under foot and watch the hoedads traverse the steep hillsides.

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  4. The foreman is the leader of the hoedad group. He is hardworking, diplomatic, and creative. Listen as the foreman discuss their plans and work through the logistics of the day.

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Oregon Hoedads

OregonStateUniversity Extension

A 4-part series about the Hoedads of Oregon.

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