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Fall greetings from your Extension Forester

Fall greetings from your OSU Extension Forester. The leaves are turning early, perhaps due to the hot and dry winds of September, followed by the dark smoke-filled skies. We can only hope that the fall rains will continue to damp down our woods and prevent further flare-ups of wildfire. The 90-day climate forecast does indicate above-average rainfall and mild temperatures. 
Click HERE to read Glenn's full letter.

Best wishes to you and your trees to stay healthy this fall season. 
 
Glenn Ahrens,
OSU Extension Forester, Clackamas, Marion, Hood River Counties

IN THIS EDITION OF WOODLAND NOTES
Webinars and Virtual Tours to Lookout For
Can you believe it has been 3 months since our last edition of Woodland Notes? Glenn and Amanda are still working from home and planning safe education opportunities for our forestry community. We have a lot of great webinars coming up, and we have been working on the video series, "Lessons From the Forest"...
After the Fire
Now that the smoke has cleared after the wildfires, the full extent of the damage is becoming apparent. Estimates are that over 400,000 acres burned just in Clackamas and Marion Counties, including almost 100,000 acres of private land. The fires are not completely out, and the data is still coming in. Most of the acres of private land...
Reforestation After the Fire
This tis the time of year when forest owners are really thinking about reforestation after a harvest. Under normal circumstances, planning your reforestation project can take a lot of effort. From where and when to source your seedlings to what types of trees to plant where and how many, replanting....
Cone Harvest & Fire
A week before our skies filled with smoke and the Oregon wildfires raged, we completed our 2020 noble fir cone harvest. Those 4 days of clear blue skies now seem like ancient history. The fires are also leaving behind many unknowns for Christmas tree growers and major tragedies across the state... 

After the Fire Toolkit

Resources Include:

- After the Fire Flowchart
- After the Fire Checklist
- After the Fire Resources for Recovery
 
To access these files,
visit:
After the Fire Toolkit

For more information about fire and resources to guide you in your wildfire preparedness journey,
visit: 
OSU Extension Fire Program

Your Fire Story

Our current wildfire situation has touched us all. We all have a story to tell, and we want to hear from you. We invite you to share your story with us. 

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