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Spalting Tour - OSU

Forestry Events - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:38pm
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come visit Dr. Seri Robinson at the Applied Mycology Lab at Oregon State University and learn about some of the wonderful things fungus can do by “spalting” wood. See firsthand, how she and her team are learning how to manage the spalting process in pursuit of beautiful and valuable wood and other applications. This is a follow-up to the great teaser presentation Seri gave at last year’s Benton Chapter OSWA Annual meeting.
spalting:
1. (noun) Any coloration of wood, either living or dead, by fungi, which is considered visually or texturally appealing.
2. (verb) Process producing spalted wood

Location: OSU campus, meet at the south entrance to Richardson Hall before heading to the lab. Parking on campus free after 5:00 pm.

Registration required, space is limited. Register by October 30th. Call Benton County Extension office 541-766-6750, or email include a contact phone and the number attending. 

Are your neighbors driving you wild?

Forestry Events - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:38pm
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Having wildlife share our neighborhoods can add interest and enjoyment. That is, until we encourage wild
guests to come play and they decide to stay! Take a walk on the wild side with Dr. Dana Sanchez, Extension
Wildlife Specialist. She will demystify—and help alleviate—wildlife conicts that occur in our neighborhoods.

Pricing includes appetizers and nonalcoholic drinks. Attendees over 21 will receive one ticket good for one beer or wine.
$5 OSUAA member with
advance online registration
$8 nonmember with advance
online registration
$10 at the door, if space is available
FREE 12-and-under

Go to osualum.com/WildNeighbors
Register by Nov. 6

Oregon Season Tracker: An OSU Extension Citizen Science Program

Forestry Events - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:38pm
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

As a citizen scientist volunteer you will gather scientific data on precipitation and seasonal plant changes (phenology) at your home, woodland, farm, ranch or school to share with other observers and research partners statewide. Do you like the outdoors and like the idea of contributing to science research? If so, join us and become an OST citizen scientist volunteer!

Registration link on website, or questions email

$40 per individual or family sharing materials. $30 for Linn County residents requesting a discount from LCEA grant. Includes program-approved rain gauge. 

Woodland Management Shortcourse - Linn County

Forestry Events - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:38pm
Thursday, October 26, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Basic Woodland Management Shortcourse is an Extension program ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. It gives a broad introduction to woodland ownership activities. It is offered in four evening sessions with a Saturday fieldtrip. Course themes 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, timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations.

Registration by October 20th. Register online or call the Benton County Extension 541-766-6750  

Space is limited and registration is required.

Woodland Management Shortcourse - Linn County

Forestry Events - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:38pm
Thursday, November 2, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Basic Woodland Management Shortcourse is an Extension program ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. It gives a broad introduction to woodland ownership activities. It is offered in four evening sessions with a Saturday fieldtrip. Course themes 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, timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations.

 

Registration by October 20th. Register online or call the Benton County Extension 541-766-6750  

Space is limited and registration is required.

Oregon Season Tracker: An OSU Extension Citizen Science Program

Forestry Events - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:38pm
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

As a citizen scientist volunteer you will gather scientific data on precipitation and seasonal plant changes (phenology) at your home, woodland, farm, ranch or school to share with other observers and research partners statewide. Do you like the outdoors and like the idea of contributing to science research? If so, join us and become an OST citizen scientist volunteer!

Registration link on website, or questions email

$40 per individual or family sharing materials. $30 for Linn County residents requesting a discount from LCEA grant. Includes program-approved rain gauge. 

Oregon Season Tracker: An OSU Extension Citizen Science Program

Forestry Events - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:38pm
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

As a citizen scientist volunteer you will gather scientific data on precipitation and seasonal plant changes (phenology) at your home, woodland, farm, ranch or school to share with other observers and research partners statewide. Do you like the outdoors and like the idea of contributing to science research? If so, join us and become an OST citizen scientist volunteer!

Registration link on website, or questions email

$40 per individual or family sharing materials. $30 for Linn County residents requesting a discount from LCEA grant. Includes program-approved rain gauge. 

What's killing my trees? - Josephine

Forestry Events - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:38pm
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hear the latest on bark beetles, wood borers, root diseases and other pests of native trees in southwest Oregon.

Register online: http://bit.ly.whatskillingmytrees

Native Tree Indentification and Fall Basket Workshop

Forestry Events - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:38pm
Thursday, November 9, 2017 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Come learn how to identify native trees & shrubs around your woodland, and make a festive fall centerpiece basket utilizing the specimens we collect!

This event is free! Snacks provided!

Registration Required: Tiffany.fegel@oregonstate.edu or 971-409-4030

Woodland Management Shortcourse - Linn County

Forestry Events - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:38pm
Thursday, November 9, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Basic Woodland Management Shortcourse is an Extension program ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. It gives a broad introduction to woodland ownership activities. It is offered in four evening sessions with a Saturday fieldtrip. Course themes 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, timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations.

 

Registration by October 20th. Register online or call the Benton County Extension 541-766-6750  

Space is limited and registration is required.

Oregon Season Tracker: An OSU Extension Citizen Science Program

Forestry Events - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:38pm
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

As a citizen scientist volunteer you will gather scientific data on precipitation and seasonal plant changes (phenology) at your home, woodland, farm, ranch or school to share with other observers and research partners statewide. Do you like the outdoors and like the idea of contributing to science research? If so, join us and become an OST citizen scientist volunteer!

Registration link on website, or questions email

$40 per individual or family sharing materials. $30 for Linn County residents requesting a discount from LCEA grant. Includes program-approved rain gauge. 

Woodland Management Shortcourse - Linn County

Forestry Events - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:38pm
Thursday, November 16, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Basic Woodland Management Shortcourse is an Extension program ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. It gives a broad introduction to woodland ownership activities. It is offered in four evening sessions with a Saturday fieldtrip. Course themes 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, timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations.

 

Registration by October 20th. Register online or call the Benton County Extension 541-766-6750  

Space is limited and registration is required.

Small Woodlands Program: Thinning and Stand Management

Forestry Events - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:38pm
Thursday, November 16, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tips and techniques for thinning to reduce fire hazard, improve forest health, and meet other objectives.

Pre-register by calling 541-776-7371.

 

 

Woodland Management Shortcourse - Linn County

Forestry Events - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:38pm
Saturday, November 18, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Basic Woodland Management Shortcourse is an Extension program ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. It gives a broad introduction to woodland ownership activities. It is offered in four evening sessions with a Saturday fieldtrip. Course themes 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, timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations.

 

Registration by October 20th. Register online or call the Benton County Extension 541-766-6750  

Space is limited and registration is required.

Woodland Talk: Growing a Diverse Forest

Forestry Events - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:38pm
Thursday, October 19, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Join OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension agent Brad Withrow-Robinson to learn about ways to enhance the diversity of your woodland property for habitat or aesthetic values. The woodland talk series is hosted by the Linn Chapter OSWA and OSU Extension.

Permaculture - Central Point

Forestry Events - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:38pm
Thursday, October 19, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This program is designed for traditional and non-traditional woodland owners, and other interested individuals.
It will cover a range of topics, including permaculture principles and ethics, design methodologies, appropriate
rural technologies, forestry, fuel hazard materials utilization, soils, desert forest water management, wildlife
enhancement, incorporating techniques for carbon neutrality and generally understanding ecological
relationships from a permaculture perspective in the management of small woodlands. This program will be
educational and thought-provoking; geared for those who really want to "dig deep" into how their land works.

Pre-register: 541-776-7371

More details and flyer here

 

 

Making Shiitake Happen! - Clatsop

Forestry Events - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:38pm
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Shiitake mushrooms have been claimed as the world’s healthiest food and are the second most harvested mushroom worldwide. In this workshop you will not only learn about the ecology of these mushrooms but also how to grow these tasty edibles in your own woodland! In this hands-on class, you will inoculate a log with mushroom spores for at home production and cultivation.

Registration is required. 

Firewise techniques - Jacksonville

Forestry Events - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:38pm
Saturday, October 28, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Know what you want to do on your property but not quite sure how best to do it? Sometimes the best way to get answers and learn something new is to go out and do it. Join forest and fire professionals from Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF), and Oregon State University Extension (SOREC) to get real-time guidance as you are building your own burn pile, selecting trees that will be thinned, and other activities during this field day. By the end of the day you will have the chance to see the results of your work.

Training Includes:
•Selective Thinning for Fuels
•Effective Pile Burning and Tree Friendly Pruning
•Chainsaw Maintenance
•Chipper Use

RSVP by 10/23 @ 541-776-7371
Or online at http://bit.ly/LandStewardClasses

CARPOOL LEAVES OSU EXTENSION 569 HANLEY ROAD, CENTRAL POINT AT 8:30 A.M.

 

Season Tracker - Clatsop

Forestry Events - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:38pm
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This training program connects volunteers to OSU researchers studying weather and ecology.

Volunteers collect and report data on precipitation and native plant seasonal changes from their backyard, farm,
woodland or schoolyard.
1. Register and complete online training at home (approx. 2-3 hrs.)
2. Attend the Nov 15th hands-on skill building session and pick up your rain gauge.
3. Start tracking!

Register by Nov 1st at http://bit.ly/ORSeasonTrackerTraining

Woodland Mini Series - Clatsop

Forestry Events - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:38pm
Wednesday, November 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, or a woodland owner wanting to write a forest management plan.

Topics covered:
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, timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations.

Saturday Field Trip to see first hand examples of what you've learned.

Property site visit with instructor or other mentor.

Registration is required.