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Tree Seed and Seedling Supply for Forest Landowners and Christmas Tree Growers

Forestry Events - 3 hours 1 min ago
Thursday, January 26, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

If you intend to plant trees after a timber harvest, replant your Christmas tree farm, or establish a new forest, this session will help you plan for obtaining tree seedlings. There have been reductions in availability of seed and seedlings due to increasing demand and also changes in the forest tree nursery business. Understand the big picture of supply limitations, learn how you can overcome scarcity in the short term and how to best provide for your seedling needs over the long term.

Presenters: Glenn Ahrens and Jen Gorski, OSU Extension Forestry and Natural Resources will provide local background information. Mike Taylor of IFA Nurseries will guide us through a new online system for ordering trees. Stan Beyer, Clackamas County Farm Forestry Association’s Seedling Sale Manager will provide information about sourcing seedlings through their program.

Registration is requested. Please call Jean Bremer at (503) 655-8631 or email: jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu.

For more information, please contact Jen Gorski at (503) 655-8684 or email: Jennifer.gorski@oregonstate.edu.

Christmas Tree Genetics & Tree Improvement Webinar Series

Forestry Events - 3 hours 1 min ago
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Understanding genetics and tree improvement is critical to the success of your Christmas tree farm, whether you know it or not. From selecting the right species for your site to starting your own seed orchard, tree genetics impact your operation every day.


In this five part webinar series, leading Christmas tree scientists from throughout the U.S. will present an in-depth discussion of the critical elements of Christmas tree improvement and how genetic selection can improve the growth, health, and quality of your trees and make your farm more profitable.


Webinar schedule:
Feb. 1 The Tree Improvement Process: Selection, Testing & Breeding
Feb. 8 Capturing Genetic Gain: Seed Collection Zones & Seed Orchards
Feb 15 Tree Improvement Techniques: Grafting, Controlled-pollination & Tissue Culture
Feb. 22 Tree Improvement Case Studies From Around the Country and Around the World
March 1 Future Issues: Genetic Engineering and Genomics of Fir Species


Presenters:

Rick Bates - Penn State University

Gary Chastagner - Washington State University

Bert Cregg - Michigan State University

John Frampton - North Carolina State University

Chal Landgren - Oregon State University

Lilian Matallana - North Carolina State University

Jim Rockis - Reliable Source Seeds and Transplants


Cost: No charge - registration is required. Register by January 25 at:
https://events.anr.msu.edu/ChristmasTreeWebinar2016/

Contact: Bert Cregg cregg@msu.edu 517-353-0335
Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Jill O’Donnell, 231-779-9480 by January 25, 2017 to make arrangements. Requests received after this date will be fulfilled when possible.

Christmas Tree Genetics & Tree Improvement Webinar Series

Forestry Events - 3 hours 1 min ago
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Understanding genetics and tree improvement is critical to the success of your Christmas tree farm, whether you know it or not. From selecting the right species for your site to starting your own seed orchard, tree genetics impact your operation every day.


In this five part webinar series, leading Christmas tree scientists from throughout the U.S. will present an in-depth discussion of the critical elements of Christmas tree improvement and how genetic selection can improve the growth, health, and quality of your trees and make your farm more profitable.


Webinar schedule:
Feb. 1 The Tree Improvement Process: Selection, Testing & Breeding
Feb. 8 Capturing Genetic Gain: Seed Collection Zones & Seed Orchards
Feb 15 Tree Improvement Techniques: Grafting, Controlled-pollination & Tissue Culture
Feb. 22 Tree Improvement Case Studies From Around the Country and Around the World
March 1 Future Issues: Genetic Engineering and Genomics of Fir Species


Presenters:

Rick Bates - Penn State University

Gary Chastagner - Washington State University

Bert Cregg - Michigan State University

John Frampton - North Carolina State University

Chal Landgren - Oregon State University

Lilian Matallana - North Carolina State University

Jim Rockis - Reliable Source Seeds and Transplants


Cost: No charge - registration is required. Register by January 25 at:
https://events.anr.msu.edu/ChristmasTreeWebinar2016/

Contact: Bert Cregg cregg@msu.edu 517-353-0335
Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Jill O’Donnell, 231-779-9480 by January 25, 2017 to make arrangements. Requests received after this date will be fulfilled when possible.

Woodland Management – Basic Forestry Shortcourse

Forestry Events - 3 hours 1 min ago
Thursday, February 9, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. It also serves as preparation for the OSU Master Woodland Manager Training. Topics covered include:
•Getting Started: Assessing your property and your site
•What’s Going on in Your Woods? Understanding tree biology and forest ecology
•Taking Care of Your Woods: Tree planting, care for an established forest, weed control
•Getting it Done: Safety, tools and techniques, timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations.

Instructor: Glenn Ahrens, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Agent.

Registration required: Cost for the course is $40 for one participant/$50 for two or more participants from the same family. Please pre-register no later than February 5. Use the form on the next page or contact Jean at
503-655-8631 or jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu.

Questions? Contact Glenn Ahrens, 503-655-8631 or glenn.ahrens@oregonstate.edu.

Hopkins Community Forest Day

Forestry Events - 3 hours 1 min ago
Saturday, February 11, 2017 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

This is your chance to learn by doing a variety of projects in a sustainably managed woodland. Volunteers help with all the essential seasonal tasks of managing a working Demonstration Forest. Learning by doing – it’s the
Hopkins way we manage our forest.


February 11 – Early season trail maintenance and improvement. Also, help take inventory of seedling survival, stocking level, and maintenance needs. Areas to survey include a 7-acre harvest area planted in 2016, underplanting in the Thinning and Pruning Demonstration Area and Uneven aged Management Area. This will be in conjunction with a Reforestation Assessment Workshop.

Registration is requested. A delicious hot lunch is provided at Community Forestry Days. Contact Jean at
503-655-8631 or jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu to get on the list.


For more information contact Peter Matzka at peter.matzka@oregonstate.edu.

Restoration Assessment Workshop

Forestry Events - 3 hours 1 min ago
Saturday, February 11, 2017 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This reforestation workshop includes an informal classroom session covering the
basic steps in reforestation: site preparation, seed sources, nursery availability, tree
seedling types, seedling care, weed control, maintenance, and assessment. The work-
shop continues in the field where participants will participate in a survey and assess-
ment of reforestation success and maintenance needs in the first year after planting.

There is no fee, but advance registration is required. Coffee, refreshments, lunch and information materials will be provided in conjunction with the monthly Community Forest work day at Hopkins Demonstration Forest. Dress for a field day (rain or shine).

To register, please contact Jean at the OSU Extension office at 503-655-8631 or
jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu.

Christmas Tree Genetics & Tree Improvement Webinar Series

Forestry Events - 3 hours 1 min ago
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Understanding genetics and tree improvement is critical to the success of your Christmas tree farm, whether you know it or not. From selecting the right species for your site to starting your own seed orchard, tree genetics impact your operation every day.


In this five part webinar series, leading Christmas tree scientists from throughout the U.S. will present an in-depth discussion of the critical elements of Christmas tree improvement and how genetic selection can improve the growth, health, and quality of your trees and make your farm more profitable.


Webinar schedule:
Feb. 1 The Tree Improvement Process: Selection, Testing & Breeding
Feb. 8 Capturing Genetic Gain: Seed Collection Zones & Seed Orchards
Feb 15 Tree Improvement Techniques: Grafting, Controlled-pollination & Tissue Culture
Feb. 22 Tree Improvement Case Studies From Around the Country and Around the World
March 1 Future Issues: Genetic Engineering and Genomics of Fir Species


Presenters:

Rick Bates - Penn State University

Gary Chastagner - Washington State University

Bert Cregg - Michigan State University

John Frampton - North Carolina State University

Chal Landgren - Oregon State University

Lilian Matallana - North Carolina State University

Jim Rockis - Reliable Source Seeds and Transplants


Cost: No charge - registration is required. Register by January 25 at:
https://events.anr.msu.edu/ChristmasTreeWebinar2016/

Contact: Bert Cregg cregg@msu.edu 517-353-0335
Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Jill O’Donnell, 231-779-9480 by January 25, 2017 to make arrangements. Requests received after this date will be fulfilled when possible.

Woodland Management – Basic Forestry Shortcourse

Forestry Events - 3 hours 1 min ago
Thursday, February 16, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. It also serves as preparation for the OSU Master Woodland Manager Training. Topics covered include:
•Getting Started: Assessing your property and your site
•What’s Going on in Your Woods? Understanding tree biology and forest ecology
•Taking Care of Your Woods: Tree planting, care for an established forest, weed control
•Getting it Done: Safety, tools and techniques, timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations.

Instructor: Glenn Ahrens, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Agent.

Registration required: Cost for the course is $40 for one participant/$50 for two or more participants from the same family. Please pre-register no later than February 5. Use the form on the next page or contact Jean at
503-655-8631 or jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu.

Questions? Contact Glenn Ahrens, 503-655-8631 or glenn.ahrens@oregonstate.edu.

Citizen Fire Academy: Home Protection and Fuels Reduction Workshop

Forestry Events - 3 hours 1 min ago
Saturday, February 18, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

This workshop is for woodland owners and others living in or near woodland areas. It will focus on how to assess fire risk around rural homes and in forest/landscape areas with wildfire hazards. The goal is to help you and your community prepare for the next fire season. Learn about the three main components of fire risk and about risk mapping and evaluation at the community level. Field activities include conducting a fuels reduction “audit” on sites with buildings as well as forested areas. Learn how to:
•Evaluate and treat fuel hazards to create defensible space according to “Home Ignition Zone Recommendations”.
•Evaluate fuel loads, fire hazards, and principles of fire-resistant forests.
•Evaluate high risk situations (e.g., heavy slash with ladder fuels).

Field examples will include a woodland after fuels reduction treatments and a forest that has not been treated.

This workshop is in conjunction with the final session of the Citizen Fire Academy, a volunteer training program to help citizens become leaders in wildfire preparedness in their community.

Registration is required by February 15. The cost is $15 for transportation and workshop materials. Participants should dress for the field and bring their own lunch. Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Please call Jean to register at 503-655-8631 or jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu.

Jackson/Josephine Small Woodlands Association

Forestry Events - 3 hours 1 min ago
Thursday, January 19, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017

Time: 5:30 pm check in and social time, 6:00 Dinner, 6:30 Program

Where: OSU Extension Auditorium, 569 Hanley Rd, Central Point, OR

Who: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (non-Small Woodlands Association members are welcome!)

Speaker: Jeff LaLande, Archeologist, US Forest Service (retired). Jeff was an archaeologist and historian for the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest for over thirty years as well as an adjunct faculty member at Southern Oregon University for twenty years. The author of numerous articles and several books, he enjoys learning and writing about a wide range of Northwest history topics and is an active board member of several statewide and community organizations. Jeff has studied and written extensively on topics related to the use and management of southern Oregon’s forests. His presentation is titled “A Brief History of the Timber Industry and Forest Management in Southern Oregon.”

This is a dinner meeting and preregistration and payment are required. Please stay tuned for a registration form and details!

SEE FLYER FOR REGISTRATION FORM:

http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/sites/default/files/jackson_josephine_small_woodlands_association.pdf

 

 

The Ins & Outs of Special Forest Products

Forestry Events - 3 hours 1 min ago
Saturday, February 18, 2017 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Learn the basics of setting up a small business for the purpose of marketing your non-timber forest products—the greenery, berries, medicinals, fungi and landscape plants—that you might like to sell from your forest. Look at different marketing strategies and methods commonly used in this business. This is a “no-spin” class... just the skills you need to know to be successful. Find out about the laws and regulations, time management realities to accommodate, contracting, personnel management, and get a tour of the product warehouse and much more.....

Information and Registration

Succession Planning Workshop Series

Forestry Events - 3 hours 1 min ago
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Succession planning for farm, ranch and working lands is a valuable practice that provides clarity, direction and accountability to families for land and business transitions. See flyer for additional details.

First Session:
Date & Time: Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 9am-Noon
Location: Western Oregon University, Werner University Center, Pacific Room, 345 N Monmouth Ave, Monmouth, OR
Tamara Cushing, from OSU Ties to the Land, will present a primer on successional planning, including communication and the emotional aspects of transitioning your land amongst family or other land manager, the very first things to consider in Family Successional Planning.

Cost: $50 per family (up to 5 people) includes Planning Workbook and food

Starker Lecture Series

Forestry Events - 3 hours 1 min ago
Thursday, January 19, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
See website for details  

 

Dates:  

Thurs., January 19, Film. "Pedal Driven" at the Whiteside

Wed. Feb. 15. Dr. Nina Roberts, "The Big Picture"

Wed. Mar. 8. John Allen, "Managing Impacts of Recreation"

Wed. Apr. 12. Paul Jakus, "Economics"

Wed. May 17 Capstone Tour. "Local Perspectives"

Linn Chapter OSWA 2017 Annual Meeting and Potluck

Forestry Events - 3 hours 1 min ago
Saturday, January 21, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017

Time: doors open at 5:00 pm, potluck begins at 5:30 pm

Location: Odd Fellows Hall, Scio

Forestry Tax and Ownership Presentation series

Forestry Events - 3 hours 1 min ago
Thursday, January 26, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Please join Benton Chapter of OSWA and OSU Extension a lecture presented by Tamara Cushing, Ph.D., Starker Chair of Private and Family Forestry, Asst. Professor and Extension Specialist in Forest Economics, Management and Policy at OSU.

Date: Thursday Jan. 26th

Time: 6:00-7:30 pm

Location: Benton County Sunset Buildling, OSU Extension Meeting Room, 4077 SW Research Way, Corvallis. Please park at rear of the building and use the back building entrance. 

RSVP required, these talks are free but have limited space.  RSVP with name and phone by email, or call the OSU Extension office at 541-766-6750.

Benton Chapter OSWA 2017 Annual Meeting

Forestry Events - 3 hours 1 min ago
Saturday, January 28, 2017 (all day event)

Please plan on joining us for a fun and informative event. Speakers: Sara Robinson, OSU will speak about her research on spalting wood, woodworking projects and woodturning, and Francisca Belart, the new OSU Extension timber harvesting specialist. Door prizes will be provided by area suppliers. 

Date: Saturday, January 28th

Location: Beazell Memorial Forest facility, north of Wren on Hwy 223.

Time: starts at noon with a catered lunch.

Cost: $15 per person at the door.

RSVP with name and phone by email, or call the OSU Extension office at 541-766-6750.

Basic Woodland Management - Washington County

Forestry Events - 3 hours 1 min ago
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. Topics covered include:
• Getting Started: Assessing your property and your site
• What’s Going on in Your Woods? Understanding tree biology, forest ecology and habitat
• Taking Care of Your Woods: tree planting, care for an established forest, weed control
• Getting it Done: Timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations.
• Field trip to see first-hand examples of what you’ve learned

Details...

• Cost for the course is $50 for one participant/$60 for two or more participants from the same family.
• Course is taught in a blended online/in person format. Participants will be given short online assignments to complete prior to each class session.
• Instructor is Amy Grotta, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Agent - Columbia, Washington & Yamhill Counties
• To attend you must pre-register no later than January 25th. Use the form below or register online at: http://tinyurl.com/basicwoodlandmanagement.
• Questions? Contact Amy Grotta, (503) 397-3462 or amy.grotta@oregonstate.edu
Basic Woodland

Linn County Annual Seedling Sale

Forestry Events - 3 hours 1 min ago
Saturday, February 4, 2017 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sponsored by the Linn County Chapter of the Oregon Small Woodlands Association (LCSWA). Proceeds benefit youth educational programs in Linn County, including 4-H forestry activities and college scholarships in forestry or natural resources.

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017

Time: 8 am until noon (or while supplies last)

Location: Linn County Fair and Expo Center, Santiam Building, 3700 Knox Butte Road, Albany, just east of I-5 at exit 234.

See plant information for species available. Payment by cash or check. For the best selection, pre-order and pay using the order form. 

2017 Local Wood Products Fair and Sale - Call for Exhibitors

Forestry Events - 3 hours 1 min ago
Saturday, February 4, 2017 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

If you are a local woodland owner, craftsperson, or business producing and selling materials or products for our local woodland and forests, you are invited...

The fair highlights the many great products and materials coming from local woodlands, with products from raw sawn boards to small finished wood products.  The fair and sale is free and runs concurrently with the Linn County Seedling Sale.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 
Time: 8 am until noon 
Location: Linn County Fair and Expo Center, Santiam Building, 3700 Knox Butte Road, Albany, just east of I-5 at exit 234.


Exhibitor Information:
10 x 10 ft space, $25.00 fees benefit the Linn County OSWA chapter educational projects (4-H forestry activities and college scholarships in forestry or natural resources.)

Registration required by January 24th  Additional information email or call Extension at 541-766-6750

Basic Woodland Management - Washington County

Forestry Events - 3 hours 1 min ago
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. Topics covered include:
• Getting Started: Assessing your property and your site
• What’s Going on in Your Woods? Understanding tree biology, forest ecology and habitat
• Taking Care of Your Woods: tree planting, care for an established forest, weed control
• Getting it Done: Timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations.
• Field trip to see first-hand examples of what you’ve learned

Details...

• Cost for the course is $50 for one participant/$60 for two or more participants from the same family.
• Course is taught in a blended online/in person format. Participants will be given short online assignments to complete prior to each class session.
• Instructor is Amy Grotta, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Agent - Columbia, Washington & Yamhill Counties
• To attend you must pre-register no later than January 25th. Use the form below or register online at: http://tinyurl.com/basicwoodlandmanagement.
• Questions? Contact Amy Grotta, (503) 397-3462 or amy.grotta@oregonstate.edu
Basic Woodland