This manual is designed to help those preparing for the wood preservative pesticide licensing examinations administered by the state departments of agriculture in the Pacific Northwest. Topics include specific wood pests, human safety, application hazards, toxic effects of preservatives, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), waste disposal, and storage.
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Wood Processing Resources
Oregon Wood Innovation Center: Oregon State University’s College of Forestry and Extension Service teamed up to create the Oregon Wood Innovation Center (OWIC). OWIC’s mission is to improve the competitiveness of Oregon’s wood products industry by fostering innovation in products, processes, and business systems. A key function of the Center is to serve as the primary link between university research and needs and opportunities in the forest industry.
Wood-Based Composite Science Short Course Series: The Wood-Based Composite Science Short Course series, developed in partnership with the Oregon Wood Innovation Center and the Wood-Based Composites Center, provides mill operators as well as career professionals with a fundamental knowledge of wood as an engineering material in the manufacturing of wood-based composites. If you complete the series, you may be eligible for a Certificate of Completion.
Oregon Forest Industry Directory: The directory facilitates the establishment of business connections between the broad array of interests in Oregon's forestry sector.
Our power equipment runs great...until it doesn’t. This is a basic level class covering the common causes of small engine problems and what you can do to avoid them, needed maintenance you can do, and practices you can ...
In this episode, Scott Leavengood is joined by Iain Macdonald and Evan Schmidt to discuss how mass timber could play a role in solving climate change. Iain Macdonald is the director of the TallWood Design Institute and Evan Schmidt is the outreach and education manager.
Ask an Expert is a way for you to get answers from the Oregon State University Extension Service. We have experts in family and health, community development, food and agriculture, coastal issues, forestry, programs for young people, and gardening.
Q: I am looking for some good sources to use rough sawed juniper for landscaping elements of design for our home. Do you have some suggestions, or a good alternative that is not toxic for edible landscaping?