Forest Health and Management

June-Aug 2018 SOREC-Classes-Jackson County Extension

Announcement

Look and see what classes we offer this summer at Southern Oregon Research & Extension!
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Thinning: An Important Forest Management Tool

Article

Thinning is the term foresters apply to removal of some trees from a stand to give others more room (and resources) to grow. It is a tool for improving timber value, making sites more productive, and – perhaps most commonly, for keeping trees healthy.

By John Punches

Galls

Article

Galls are swellings or growths caused by the secretions of certain insects such as cynipid wasps.
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Douglas Fir Insect Pests

Article

The most common insects in the drought stressed or dead Douglas-fir.
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Diagnosis Table - Douglas Fir, Oak, Pine

Article

Diagnosis tables for Douglas fir, oak, and pine trees.
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Why Are My Trees Dying?

Article

Trees all over Douglas County are displaying signs of poor health. Most people are quick to blame insects, but while insects are almost always present in sick trees, they are rarely the underlying cause of the problem.

By John Punches

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Abiotic and Site Factors - Interactions with Insects

Article

Many if not most “sick tree” problems can be traced back to underlying stresses that have reduced the tree's vigor, making it more vulnerable to diseases or insect pests.

Know Your Forest - Forest Health

Online Resource

Maintaining a healthy forest is an important objective for most forestland owners.

Know Your Forest Learning Library

Online Resource

Looking for practical information about managing your forestland? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together an extensive library of resources to help you reach your goals.

Know Your Forest - Habitat for wildlife

Online Resource

Having wildlife on your forestland isn't just a matter of chance. Creatures large and small have specific food, cover, space, and water needs. If you manage your land with those needs in mind, you'll soon have a lively response.
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How to Manage Your Forest - Module 2: Management Practices

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Next is the Management Practices module which contains eleven more sections, covering a wide array of valuable forest management topics that will help you achieve your goals and objectives.