Information for Forest Owners

OSU Forestry Publications

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Information for Douglas County Forest Owners

A.  Forest Management

  1. Resource Management Planning Local Sources

B.  Stand Management

  1. Effectiveness of Forestry Herbicides
  2. Pruning Forest Trees
  3. Thinning: An Important Forest Management Tool

C.  Harvesting and Operations Management

  1.  Producing and Selling Logs for Maximum Revenue    

D.  Insect and Disease Management

  1. Why Are Trees Dying Douglas County?
  2. Cedar Beetle Outbreak in Douglas County

E.  Animal Damage Management

  1. Animal Damage Diagnostic Guide
  2. Animal Damage Management Handbook (from Forest Service)

F.  Tree Characteristics

  1. Characteristics of Walnuts Found in the Pacific Northwest
  2. Characteristics of Tree Species Common in Douglas County, Oregon

G.  Forest Taxes

  1. Reviewing Site Productivity Classifications for Forest Property Taxes: A Case Study

H.  Forest Biomass Utilization     

  1. Working with Biomass Contractors by Stephen Lawn
  2. Biomass Harvesting 101 by John Pine
  3. Biochar & Forest Ecosystems by Kristin McElligott
  4. Biomass Utilization & Forest Productivity by Mike Cloughesy
  5. Biomass & Fire Prevention by Mike Jackson
  6. Biomass & Wildlife by Frank Burris
  7. Watershed & Forest Practices Considerations by Paul Adams

I.  Firewood

  1. Firewood Values
  2. Home Heating Fuels: Should I switch to firewood or wood pellets?
  3. Compare the cost of using firewood or wood pellets with other fuels for heating your home with this MS Excel-based Fuel Cost Calculator

J.  Fire

  1. Living With Fire - A Guide For The Homeowner

K.  Wood Science

  1. Key Characteristics of Solid Wood Raw Materials for Secondary Wood Products Manufacturers
  2. Alternative Solid Wood Materials for Secondary Wood Products Manufacturers:  Opportunities & Constraints
  3. Simulating Optimal Recovery of Lumber Products from Small-Diameter Timber
  4. Evaluation of Small-Diameter Timberfor Value-Added Manufacturing: A Stress Wave Approach 
  5. Softwood Log Volumes on Non-Federal Lands in Western Oregon
  6. Simulated Sawing of Real Log Images: Linking Wood Quality & Product Potential