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If you own or manage forest land or other natural resources in Oregon, learn the latest techniques in natural resource management. Participate in our marquee programs: Master Woodland Manager, Resource Management Planning, Ties to the Land, Women Owning Woodlands, Tree School and more. Check out coming events and more than 100 publications.

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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.

Oregon State ranks seventh worldwide in agriculture and forestry

Oregon State University has been recognized as a world-class center in agriculture and forestry, ranking seventh in a new international survey of more than 200 schools.

Popular Publications
 
A full-color field guide. Learn to identify common conifer and broadleaf trees and ornamental, shade, and fruit trees as well.
 
Describes the importance of private forestlands in the stewardship of forest ecosystems and how to manage private property for wildlife.
 
Outlines the basic principles and safety issues of cutting down (felling) and cutting up (bucking ) trees.
 
A step-by-step approach to estimate standing volume and growth of timber stands. Includes mapping and measurement guides.
 
Describes risks to forests and woodlands in Oregon from insects, disease, animals, fire, and human activity.
 
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

I have what I believe is a Kirk Walnut in my yard. It has a large hollow that is gathering water. I'm worried that this watery situation will rot the heart of the tree. I'd love to preserve this historic beauty. It doesn't look like it could be cut off so water doesn't collect in there. Someone suggested cement? I am seeking expert advice.

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