Wood Processing and Products

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.
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International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) - Pacific Northwest Chapter

Online Resource

The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (PNW-ISA) is a member organization for arborists and urban foresters. We bring together professionals from Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Since 1979, we have been a resource and advocate for the green industry.
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The Nature Conservancy

Online Resource

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

Woodland Notes Newsletter

Newsletter

The Woodland Notes newsletter is published quarterly and covers Clackamas, Marion & Hood River Counties.

Life on the Dry Side Newsletter

Newsletter

OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Newsletter: Serving land managers and owners east of the Cascades.

Wood Preservation and Wood Products Treatment Training Manual

OSU Extension Catalog

Designed to help those preparing for the wood preservative pesticide licensing examinations administered by the state departments of agriculture in the Pacific Northwest.Describes specific wood pests, including various wood-inhabiting fungi, chemical stains, termites, carpenter ants, beetles, and...

Air- and Shed-Drying Lumber

OSU Extension Catalog

Properly drying solid wood products before use improves the wood's performance once it is in service. Describes how to properly air-dry lumber to a target moisture content; including orientation and layout of the stack, proper stacking, controlling the drying rate, using drying sheds, and...

Wood and Moisture Relationships

OSU Extension Catalog

Even after being dried, solid wood products shrink and swell as they lose or gain moisture. Loss or gain of moisture also may interfere with paint adhesion and increase susceptibility to stain, decay, and insects. Many of these problems are preventable if the manufacturer or user understands wood...

Measuring Timber Products Harvested from Your Woodland

OSU Extension Catalog

Defines measurement units used for common forest products (board foot, cubic foot, cord, linear measurements, weight). Covers log rules used to convert log size into board feet, board foot volume, weight, and cubic foot volume, with tables for conversions between units. Describes standards for...

McDonald-Dunn Forest

Online Resource

McDonald-Dunn Research Forest is located a short 15 minute drive north of the OSU campus. Because of its proximity to campus, this Forest is extensively used for university instruction and research. Four distinct forest management themes, even-aged, two-storied and uneven-aged, plus reserved old-growth stands, allow side-by-side comparisons of the effects of implementing these themes.