College of Forestry News

Poplars

The largest field-based study of genetically modified forest trees ever conducted has demonstrated that genetic engineering can prevent new seedlings from establishing.

Cross Laminated Timber building

“Oregon State University is at the forefront of research to inform engineering design guidelines for cross-laminated timber structural systems,” said Anthony S. Davis, Acting Dean of the Oregon State University College of Forestry.

Wolf

The relationship between wolves and people raises deep questions that we still need to answer, says environmental ethicist and philosopher Michael Paul Nelson. Nelson is professor of environmental ethics and philosophy at Oregon State University's College of Forestry.

Christopher Dunn

“We’re still digging in our heels like we always have and we’re just going after it more and more and more, rather than backing off and taking a different assessment,” said Chris Dunn, who studies fire at Oregon State University.

Oregon Forest Science Complex

“Northwest Hardwoods’ donation will enable us to build a new, engineered wood facility that will inspire students and create a beautiful, inviting and healthy space for them to learn,” Oregon State University College of Forestry acting dean Anthony S. Davis said.

Pollination

“There’s been concern for some time over pollinator declines,” said Jim Rivers, lead scientist and forest ecologist in the College of Forestry. “Some people have gone so far as to call it a pollinator crisis.

Lookout Creek

“This paper is the first to look at the effects of climate change on stream metabolism at the continental scale using field observations,” said Alba Argerich, co-author who monitored McRae Creek and Lookout Creek in the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest east of Eugene, Oregon.

Citizens learn to be safe from wildfire

Oregon State University Extension Service hosted the seminar.

OSU researcher Byrne Miyamoto monitors how much weight a piece of Western Juniper can hold.

Scott Leavengood says juniper has fantastic durability – meaning its well suited for outdoor use. The wood also has high compression strength, something sought out for construction products like sill plates (the piece of lumber that joins a house’s foundation with its frame).

Central Oregon Forest

“Ideally we’d have markets for the small trees and biomass that result from these treatments,” said Nicole Strong, assistant professor at Oregon State University’s College of Forestry.