Readings from Ecology and Management of Eastern Oregon Forests, plus links to additional resources
July 30: Eastern Oregon Forests
- Read chapter 1 in Ecology and Management of Eastern Oregon Forests
- Additional Reference: Understanding Eastside Forests. Colorfully illustrated publication covering the geology and ecology, major forest types, characteristics of selected trees, disturbance and change, and management of Oregon forests east of the Cascades. Free download from Oregon Forest Resources Institute.
- Tree Tolerances Handout
- Plant Associations of the Blue and Ochoco Mountains
- Forested Plant Associations of the Oregon East Cascades
- Plant Associations of the Wallowa-Snake Province
- Recording of July 30 webinar
August 10 & 17: Trees to Know in Eastern Oregon, Parts 1 & 2
- Trees to Know in Oregon. Excellent field guide of native trees in the region. Available from the OSU Extension Catalog for $18.
- Shrubs to Know in Pacific Northwest Forests. Companion guide to shrubs. $12 from the OSU Extension Catalog.
- Common Trees of the Pacific Northwest. OSU website with basic identification and growth characteristics of native, and commonly introduced, tree species.
- Key to Eastern Oregon Conifers. Custom key developed for this series. Download your copy in advance of the August 13 and 20 classes.
September 10 – December 3: Forest Health Series
- Read chapter 7 in Ecology and Management of Eastern Oregon Forests
- Why Trees Die. Brief overview of common tree mortality issues, and what you can do to improve tree health.
Additional Suggested References
- Abiotic Injuries to Forest Trees. Overview of how extremes in weather, soil, and human activity can damage or kills trees. Free download.
- Managing Insects and Diseases of Oregon Conifers (EM 8980). The go-to reference for what to do when insects, fungi, parasitic plants, or other pathogens threaten trees. Free download or $18 for the spiral-bound full-color manual.
- Field Guide to the Common Diseases and Insect Pests of Oregon and Washington Conifers. Classic and comprehensive guide by Ellen Goheen and Elizabeth Willhite, USDA Forest Service.
- Forest Health Highlights in 2019. Concise but very informative annual report on forest health issues in Oregon. Published jointly by the Oregon Department of Forestry and the USDA Forest Service.
For additional information about forests and forestry in Oregon, visit the Know Your Forests website.