The Forestry Corner
September 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.

Learning Opportunities

September 15: 
Biology & Management of Western Redcedar

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. 
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October 6: 
Thinking About the Future of Your Forest: Passing It On

Regardless of how you acquired your property, chances are you have spent lots of time, energy, and cash on the property. Now is the time to think through what a successful transfer of your forest-land would look like.
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Webinars will be held from 3:00 - 4:30 pm on the first and third Tuesday of the month.

Visit the Know Your Forest webinar registration page by clicking the link below to sign up for the Tree School Online webinar series, as well as the Forests of Eastern Oregon series."
Interested in the forests of Eastern Oregon? Join us for a series of practical educational webinars for people who own, manage, or are interested in private forestlands in Eastern Oregon. Brought to you by Oregon State University Extension Service, the My Blue Mountains Woodlands Partnership, the Klamath-Lake Forest Health Partnership, and the Partnership for Forestry Education.
Tuesday and Thursday evenings through December 3
September 10, 6:00 pm
Abiotic Stress in Conifers 

September 17, 6:00 pm
Bark Beetles 

September 24, 6:00 pm
Fungal Diseases of Tree Roots and Stems 



Small Farm School 2020 has adopted an online platform to deliver its content. Webinar sessions will be offered twice weekly Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The series starts on Thursday, September 17 and concludes in mid-november.

Small Farms School Registration
Join Oregon Season Trackers: Contributing to Community-based Science
Do you like being outdoors and the idea of contributing to scientific research?

If so, become a community-based citizen scientist volunteer with the OSU Extension
Oregon Season Tracker Program. This program connects local community volunteers with state and national researchers studying weather and the effects on native plant vegetation.  

Training starts this month! Click the link below to learn more and "become an observer."
  • Take an online self-paced training.
  • Register with Oregon Season Trackers and our national partners.
  • Purchase and install a standardized rain gauge.
  • Choose several plants to observe.
  • Spend about 5 minutes a day reporting precipitation, and about 15 minutes a week reporting plant phases on your Smartphone or computer.
Oregon Season Tracker Registration
Join the Build Local Alliance for a Good Wood Celebration - stories of local wood, grown, crafted and placed. Hear inspiring stories of “Good Wood” from the Pacific Northwest, through the eyes of a local woodland owner, a sawmill owner, a furniture maker, and an architect from a design-build firm. Each has their own answer to the question, “What is Good Wood to you?”
Thursday, September 10
5:30 - 6:30 pm
 via Zoom

Good Wood Celebration Registration

More Forestry Resources

Chal Landgren: Finding the Answer

One of my favorite sketches in the old Garrison Keillor radio hour was Guy Noir, Private Eye and his search to find answers to “life’s persistent questions.”  While I will never have Keillor’s knack for humor, I’d like to offer some tips about finding answers to persistent questions that come up with growing Christmas trees.

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Mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 16 for a meeting on developing a Habitat Conservation Plan for western Oregon's state forests.

This virtual meeting is open to the public and runs from 1:00 to 3:30 pm. It will be followed by an informal discussion period with participants from 3:30 to 4:30 pm.
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For more information on any of the events or programs above, contact Jean at or 503-655-8631.
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