Small Woodlands E-News - June 2012

Welcome to the June 2012 E-Newsletter of SW Oregon Woodland News.  Produced by OSU Extension Service, Jackson/Josephine Counties. Click on the titles below to be linked to articles and more information. 

Jackson Josephine Small Woodlands Annual Tour & Picnic – Saturday, June 16
Visit a woodland property owned and managed by 2011 Jackson County Tree Farmer of Year Mike Meredith.  The tour will highlight reforestation challenges on the Dead Indian plateau, timber harvesting, pre-commercial thinning, spring development, noxious weed control, elderberry harvest and more!  Following the tour there will be a potluck picnic at Hyatt Lake.  Saturday, June 16, 9:30 am tour, picnic at noon.  See flyer for details.

Oak restoration field day – Saturday, June 30

Join restoration practitioners, agency managers, wildlife biologists, and private landowners for a morning in the field to learn about oak restoration in the Rogue Basin and opportunities for restoration on private lands.  Saturday, June 30, 9:30-1:00.  See flyer for details

Log price update

Here’s an update on local and regional log prices based on information provided by the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Pacific madrone leaf blight and information

A serious leaf blight affected Pacific madrone in 2011.  Read about it here.  This Washington State University website has valuable information about madrone, including updates about diseases

Trees and shrubs of lowland riparian zones in SW Oregon

For landowners and others who want to plant trees and shrubs along creeks in SW Oregon, knowing which species are well-suited to the site is important.  This report summarizes results of inventories of trees and shrubs on 15 low elevation riparian sites in SW Oregon, from semi-arid interior Jackson County to relatively wet sites in Josephine County. 

EPA to Revise Its Regulations to Specify Logging Roads Need No Discharge Permits (Bloomberg)

Our too-thirsty forests (LA Times opinion)

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