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Lynn Ketchum
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Woodland Roots

Logs & Non-timber Forest Products: Prices and Trends in the Lane County Area


Needle and Woodland Compass

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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.


Learning about forests and native bees

Researchers, forest managers and citizen scientists are working together to discover what native bees live in Oregon forests.

By Amy Grotta, | Article

Fire FAQs—What is forest fuel, and what are fuel treatments?

Forest fuel is combustible biomass—everything from needles and twigs to shrubs, downed trees, and logs. Wildland fire managers reduce and rearrange fuel to reduce the probability of forest fires. Fuel treatments include thinning, prescribed burning, pruning, and mowing. A combination of treatments...

By Dan Leavell, Stephen Fitzgerald, Carrie Berger | OSU Extension Catalog

Fire FAQs—Who owns Oregon's forests, and how does that matter when it comes to fire?

Oregon's wildfire landscape is clouded by the mix of public and private interests that control more than 30 million acres. Forests make up nearly half of Oregon, and most forests fall under federal management. Forest ownership factors into both the number of fires and the size to which they grow.

By Dan Leavell, Lauren Grand, Stephen Fitzgerald, Carrie Berger | OSU Extension Catalog

Wildlife Cameras: a snapshot of what you need to know

There are many fun and educational benefits to placing a wildlife camera on your property. With the help of these cameras, you can develop a cumulative list of the diversity of wildlife species found on your property to supplement the wildlife section of your property’s management plan.

By Lauren Grand, | Article

Start Planning Early: Things to consider when selling trees from your property

Landowners may choose to cut trees on their property for many reasons. For some it’s the culmination of decades of planning and hard work to produce a valuable crop. For others it might be a liquidation of an asset to meet a sudden financial need. Still others might be undertaking a thinning operation to improve forest health, diversity, and habitat.
Whatever your reason is for selling trees, there are some key things to consider when managing a successful timber sale.

By Lauren Grand, | Article

Climate change anomaly intensifies Swiss needle cast in some Douglas-fir forests

Dec 18, 2018
The fungal disease reacts favorably to the wet, foggy environment on the west slope of the Oregon Coast Range.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story