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Needle and Woodland Compass

A free electronic newsletter, to receive useful information about taking care of your land, cost share opportunities, and timely announcements of upcoming events.


Tree School Clackamas teaches love for the land

Educational event draws hundreds from woodland community in Clackamas County and beyond.

By Glenn Ahrens, Rose Clarke, Michael Bondi, Kimberly Jacobsen Nelson | Article

Insect Pests in Forests

OSU Extension has a dedicated resource area for Forest, Woodland, and Rangeland Health and Management Resources. We provide a few of them here in this section as a convenience for people who may be seeking Insect Management tips for varied ecosystems and landscapes.


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Genetic behavior reveals cause of death in poplars essential to ecosystems, industry

Oct 25, 2018
Scientists studying the valuable, but vulnerable, black cottonwood poplar have identified the genetic mechanism responsible for the species’ inability to resist a pervasive and deadly disease.

By Chris Branam | News Story

Conifers – especially Doug-firs – are suffering from drought

Aug 31, 2018
Several dry, warm years are taking their toll on Oregon conifers.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Aspen is making a comeback in and around Yellowstone National Park, because of predators

Aug 30, 2018
The reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park is tied to the recovery of aspen in areas around the park, according to a new study.

By Chris Branam | News Story

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So many brown Doug-fir trees this year, what is the cause and is there a cure?

I have recently noticed many local Douglas firs turning brownish red (many needles dying), with some trees having entire limbs apparently dead or dying. I've seen this here in Corvallis, in the coast range, in the Portland area and in the Columbia Gorge; and I have seen it in young forest stands (20...

By Jim Reeb | Featured Question