Trees & Woodlands

If you own or manage forest land or other natural resources in Oregon, learn the latest techniques in natural resource management. Participate in our classes and programs, such as Master Woodland Manager, Ties to the Land Successional Planning, Women Owning Woodlands, Tree School, and Oregon Master Naturalist.

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Land policy changes would sequester more carbon and conserve habitat

Rewarding landowners for converting farmland into forest will be a key to sequestering carbon and providing wildlife habitat, according to a new study by Oregon State University and collaborators.

Genome could unlock eucalyptus potential for paper, fuel and fiber

In a collaboration spanning five continents, scientists have announced the complete sequencing of one of the world’s most widely planted trees, Eucalyptus grandis.

Popular Publications
 
Outlines the basic practices and benefits of using controlled fires for forest maintenance.
 
A full-color field guide. Learn to identify common conifer and broadleaf trees and ornamental, shade, and fruit trees as well.
 
Outlines the basic principles and safety issues of cutting down (felling) and cutting up (bucking ) trees.
 
Discusses the tree growing cycle, tasks and time requirements, laws and regulations, and costs, returns, and taxes.
 
A step-by-step guide to establish “basis,” the financial starting point to calculate tax liability on income from a timber sale.
 
As you learn more about forestry and your own objectives, keep improving your management plan to fit changing times, new situations, and expanding knowledge.
 
The Douglas-fir needle midge can be a very destructive pest of Douglas-fir. Infestation of new needles can be as high as 100 per-cent.

Featured Question

We are building our home and have disturbed the natural area in order to do so. We want to landscape as natural as possible with native species and would like to know where to find assistance in plant selections and correct locations. We are at 500' elevation in forested area NW of Hagg Lake in Gaston, Oregon. We removed fir, scrub oak, and plants on the forest floor in order to build. We have a small creek and pond on property. Any help is greatly appreciated. There is time, we only have our foundation in.

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