Wood Processing and Products

Life on the Dry Side Forestry Newsletter

Newsletter

Serving land managers and owners east of the Cascades.

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.

TreeTopics Blog

Online Resource

The TreeTopics blog is used as a means to communicate information and share perspectives with woodland owners and other people interested in forest management.

By Amy Grotta, Brad Withrow-Robinson

Statistical Process Control: Part 9, Process Capability Analysis

OSU Extension Catalog

Describes process capability analysis, a method for comparing the variability of a process relative to desired specifications.Part of the Performance Excellence in the Wood Products Industry publication series.

By Scott Leavengood

Statistical Process Control: Part 8, Attributes Control Charts

OSU Extension Catalog

Describes attributes control charts, a tool used in statistical process control.Part of the Performance Excellence in the Wood Products Industry publication series.The supplemental example spreadsheet below includes the data and chart from this publication.

By Scott Leavengood

Statistical Process Control: Part 7, Variables Control Charts

OSU Extension Catalog

Describes control charts, the primary tools used in statistical process control.Part of the Performance Excellence in the Wood Products Industry publication series.The supplemental example spreadsheet below includes all data and charts from this publication.

By Scott Leavengood

Tree Growth, Forest Management, and Their Implications for Wood Quality

OSU Extension Catalog

This publication provides basic information on tree growth, characteristics that define wood quality, and the implications of common silvicultural (tree tending) activities on wood quality. It is a summary. Tree growth is an immensely complex process, and not all aspects of wood formation are fully...

By John Punches

Statistical Process Control: Part 6, Design of Experiments

OSU Extension Catalog

Focuses on how design of experiments can help companies solve problems in manufacturing.Part of the Performance Excellence in the Wood Products Industry publication series.

By Scott Leavengood

Producing and Selling Logs for Maximum Revenue

OSU Extension Catalog

A woodland owner must take certain steps to produce and sell logs for maximum revenue. This publication includes best practices for obtaining bids, selecting a buyer, and writing purchase orders; using the Scribner log rule, making decisions about bucking, selecting log lengths and diameters, and...

By Scott Leavengood

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