Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Upcoming OSU Extension Service Programs



Is something “bugging” your trees?  Learn about: Bark beetles, wood borers, diseases & other tree health problems.  Free.  Pre-registration requested.  541-476-6613. Tuesday, March 12, 7 pm, Selma Center, Selma.  Thursday, March 14, 7 pm, Josephine County Extension auditorium, 215 Ringuette, Grants Pass.  Flyer


Offered in both Jackson and Josephine Counties, this popular six class series provides an overview of concepts and practices of forest stewardship for woodland properties, from 5 to 50 (or more) acres.  It is designed for owners who are just getting started with woodland management as well as more experienced owners who are looking for new ideas and approaches…See flyer for details.  Pre-registration is required.

This program will cover sugar pine management, including thinning and pruning to address insect and disease problems.  Development and planting of rust-resistant sugar pine seedlings will also be discussed.  See flyer for details.


Tree School Rogue is back at Rogue Community College in Grants Pass on Saturday, April 27.  This year’s program features a lineup of 27 classes on a variety of tree and forest-related topics.  In addition to perennial favorites, we are offering many new classes this year.  More information and registration brochure available here.


Registration for the the 2012 Living on the Land conference sponsored by OSU Extension Land Stewards program is now open.  Choose from 16 different classes in four tracks: Critters, Trees and Forests, Soil and Water, and Odds and Ends.  A great resource for small acreage owners!  Class and registration information here.

Fast growing-wood is weaker than slower-growing wood – or is it?

The answers may surprise you.  Find out more from OSU’s Wood Innovation Center.  


Amidst the headlong rush for development in China today is an effort to create more green space.  Read about some remarkable tree transplanting efforts in Shanghai and beyond penned by Bruce Martin, a recent OSU Extension Land Steward graduate who just returned to the US after 17 years in that city.