College of Forestry News

On October 10, we celebrated the grand opening of the A.A. “Red” Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Laboratory, a facility dedicated to furthering research and collaboration in the timber design, engineering, fabrication and construction sectors.

Dr. Garrett Meigs and his colleagues study forest fires, especially those in the Pacific Northwest. Recently he brought two new, and very hot topics in forest fire science research, to Wallowa County via a talk at Wallowology.

A new study highlights the successes of a two-decade effort to manage and reduce the spread of sudden oak death in Oregon.

A big problem with the ban is that managers of certified forests will not be able to plant GM trees that could, for example, better resist pests and drought, says Steven Strauss.

Oregon State University’s College of Forestry is hosting two information sessions for the public regarding OSU’s 10 research forests and the creation of new individual forest management plans to guide the future of those tracts.

Even though we’ve had a mild summer, conifers in Oregon are still getting hit hard by several years of drought, to the point that many are dying.

Leading scientists, including Bill Ripple, issue a warning: microorganisms will shape our warming world.

The College of Forestry and US Forest Service collaborate at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest in the Cascades. The cover story in the current issue of Terra explores this relationship.

“I’ve seen lots of photos of land charred all around and a house left standing in the middle because the owners created a fire-resistant space next to it. Not always, but often,” says Brad Withrow-Robinson, forester with Oregon State University’s Extension Service.

The Oregon State University College of Forestry is inviting the public to participate in discussions regarding the Elliott State Forest next month in North Bend, Reedsport and Roseburg.