Forestry Classes & Events

Lane County Extension Events Calendar - All Programs

Extension Forestry Calendar - Statewide Forestry & Natural Resources Events

OSU Extension Forestry Workshops in Lane County

  • Oak Mistletoe Tour

Oak mistletoe is a native plant and a parasite of our native Oregon white oak tree. While it can cause decline in heavily infested trees, mistletoe has an important role in oak ecosystems. Mistletoe can enrich wildlife habitat in oak savannas and woodlands to the benefit of the western bluebird and other species. Join Dr. Dave Shaw, OSU Extension forest health specialist to learn about the biology and management of mistletoe in the Willamette Valley and hear about recent research findings. Sponsored by OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension and William L. Finely National Wildlife Refuge.

Information and Registration 

  • Introduction to Woodland Management:  A Basic Forestry Shortcourse 

This shortcourse is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. Classes are designed to provide woodland owners with a broad and thorough overview of many topics of importance when managing a woodland.

Topics covered 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.

Tuesdays, January 16 - February 6  ~  2:00 - 5:00 PM 

Field Tour Saturday, February 10  ~ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Local Education Events - Hosted by our Partners

  • Vegetation management conference - November 29th and 20th in Portland

An upcoming conference for foresters and forest landowners will focus on forest vegetation management and best practices for herbicide application.

The theme of the inaugural Pacific Northwest Forest Vegetation Management Conference is "Evolution of Science and Emerging Technology of Herbicide Application." It is scheduled for Nov. 29-30 at the Holiday Inn Portland South, 25425 SW 95th Ave., Wilsonville.

Hosted by the Western Forestry and Conservation Association, the conference will offer presentations and panel discussions with academics, practicing foresters, applicators and chemical company representatives. There will also be vendor displays and networking opportunities.

Conference registration is available online.

  • Federal Income Taxes for Woodland Owners - November 30th 

For anyone having recent forest income, or planning for future income from their forestland. Many landowners are unaware of the special provisions in the Internal Revenue Code that pertain to forestland and income generated from their land. This session will help you improve the records you keep on your forestland as well as minimize the taxes that you pay for income generated by your forest.

The instructor is Tammy Cushing, Extension Specialist in Forest Economics, Management and Policy, and Starker Chair in Family and Private Forestry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. 

Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017

Time: 5:30-7:30 pm.

Location: Oregon Farm Bureau Board Room, 1320 Capitol St., NE, Salem, OR

There is no fee, but registration requested so we know you are coming.

Register online or call 503-655-8631 or email

  • Forest & Woodland Roads Workshop - December 8th - Columbia County

Use your road maintenance dollars effectively. Learn to assess your existing road for potential problems and prioritize repairs. Workshop covers maintenance and improvement techniques, water quality and aquatic habitat concerns, regulations, contracts, technical and financial assistance available to small woodland owners.  

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  • Wreath Making Workshop - Women Owning Woodlands - December 9th - Roseburg

Calling all women woodland owners! Learn how to harvest floral greens from your property, then make beautiful wreaths and swags, just in time for the holidays! Learn More