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 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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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
 
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

We have a maple tree on our rental property, about 4" from the fence. The neighbor considers the tree to be a nuisance since it drops leaves and debris on his side. He called me the other day to say that he pruned all the branches back on his side and we should remove the tree this week. Um, what? We had no plans to remove this tree. We were not aware of his agenda to prune back or remove this tree. I'm attaching a photo. My question now is.... has he caused significant damage to this tree in that we are now required to prune back our side to balance the tree again? If we don't prune the tree and it falls onto our home, can he be liable for that damage or is that our liability since it's OUR tree....even though he caused the damage. i can't find anyone to answer this for me. Please help!

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