The Forestry Corner
August 2020

A monthly collection of woodland-related events, resources, and updates from OSU Extension
for our neighbors in Marion, Clackamas, Multnomah, and Hood River counties.
Program Updates
Wow! The past 15 weeks and 28 classes flew by fast! Thank you to everyone who has participated in Tree School Online! We will continue to work with the Partnership for Forestry Education to deliver Tree School Online classes on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 3:00pm - 4:30pm.

September 15
Biology & Management of Western Redcedar

Instructor: Connie Harrington, Research Forester, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Olympia, WA.
Many people can identify western redcedar from its foliage, yet in spite of this leaf knowledge, even many foresters don’t know a lot about redcedar management. This class will cover the basic biology and ecology of the species and show how this information combined with results from long-term research trials can be used to develop guidelines for management. Redcedar is important in 
developing complex stand structures and wildlife habitat and can be managed to produce valuable wood and other forest products.
October 6 
Thinking About the Future of Your Forest: Passing It Onto the Next Owner
October 20
LandMapper: Find Your Property, Explore Your Land, and Print Your Map!
Registration for these and other Tree School Online classes will be coming soon. We have also been working on other forestry education opportunities that will be available in the coming weeks.
Learn More

All of our Tree School Online (TSO) classes include resources from instructors, continuing education credits (for qualifying classes), and the recorded webinar. You can access these resources for the first 28 TSO classes at BEAV.ES/ClassGuide.

Wildfire in Our Forests: How Extension Is Taking Action and so Can You

Fire season is officially upon us here in Oregon. It is not always obvious to many of us in the Willamette Valley since we get so much rain during the rainy season. However, it is important to remember that even short periods without rain along with extreme fire weather (windy, high temperatures, low humidity) 
Continue reading... 

What's New at
Hopkins Demonstration Forest

Your local Forester, Glenn Ahrens, has been documenting the story of the "Hillside Forest" at Hopkins with his series, "Thinning and selective management of maturing Douglas-fir forests" in the TreeTopics blog. As you might have heard or seen, there is an active timber harvest happening at Hopkins. (Read parts 1 and 2 of the series to learn more.)
Despite our inability to offer in-person lessons and field opportunity right now, we are working hard to fulfill our mission to deliver forestry education. Glenn and his program assistant, Amanda Brenner, have been using video to capture the harvest and continue this story.
Loading Cedar Logs at Hopkins
Hopkins Demonstration Forest is well into the harvest happening at the bottom of the "Hillside Forest". Follow us on Facebook for more videos like this one. 


What are you working on?
We want to know what type of work you have been doing on your woodland recently. Please share with us any projects (big or small), management plans, stories, or anything else related to your woodland management efforts. We want to hear from you!
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More Forestry Resources

Focus on Extension - The latest news coming from the Clackamas Extension office.

Video - Suter Creek Fish Habitat Restoration Project.

Help Your Garden Grow -  A New Gardening Newsletter from Extension Service and Professional and Continuing Education.
Family Forests: Landowners Resource Guide - In Oregon, there are many sources of assistance available to forest landowners: expert technical advice, classes, online resources, grants and person-to-person counsel from peers. Throughout the guide are descriptions of each resource as well as readily available contact information. 

Updated for 2020-2021. Developed by OFRI in cooperation with the Partnership for Forestry Education.

For more information on any of the events or programs above, contact Jean at or 503-655-8631.
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