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 13 & 20: 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.
- Recording of August 13 webinar
- Recording of August 20 webinar
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.
- Recording of September 10 webinar: Abiotic stress in conifers.
- Recording of September 17 webinar: Bark beetles.
- Recording of September 24 webinar: Root diseases and stem decays in conifers.
- Recording of October 8 webinar: Dwarf mistletoe.
- Recording of October 15 webinar: Defoliating insects.
- Recording of October 22 webinar: Other insects (including beneficials)
- Recording of November 12 webinar: Needle and stem diseases in conifers.
- Recording of November 19 webinar: Animal damage in conifers.
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. Very informative annual report on forest health issues in Oregon. Published jointly by the Oregon Department of Forestry and the USDA Forest Service.
- Oregon Department of Forestry, Forest Health Fact Sheets. Concise information on a wide variety of insects and diseases common in Oregon’s forests.
- Forest Root Diseases Across the United States. New publication detailing current status of root diseases by region.
- Root Disease Symptoms and Signs. Table from Sept 24 webinar.
- Root Disease Susceptibility. Table from Sept 24 webinar.
- Root Disease Management. Table from Sept 24 webinar.
- Root and Stem Diseases in Coniferous Forests of the Inland West: Potential Implications of Fuels Treatments. As promised during the Sept 24 webinar, a publication with info on how prescribed fire might impact diseases.
- Management Guide for Dwarf Mistletoe
- Larch Dwarf Mistletoe (FIDL 169)
- Lodgepole Dwarf Mistletoe (FIDL 18)
- Douglas-fir Dwarf Mistletoe (FIDL 54)
- Western Dwarf Mistletoe (FIDL 40)
- Western Spruce Budworm (FIDL 53)
- Western Spruce Budworm (Powell 1994)
- Douglas-fir Tussock Moth (FIDL 86)
- Douglas-fir Tussock Moth (Powell 2016)
- Larch Casebearer (FIDL 96)
- Pandora Moth (FIDL 114)
- Pine Butterfly (FIDL 66)
- Balsam Woolly Adelgid (FIDL 118)
- Forest Bee Pollinators (Woodland Fish & Wildlife Series)
- Forest Insect & Disease Leaflets (FIDLs: site where you can find leaflets on just about any North American forest disease or insect pest)
- Sources of Native Forest Nursery Seedlings (ODF publication listing forest tree nurseries and explaining seed zones and planting considerations)
- US Forest Service Animal Damage Overview
- US Forest Service Animal Damage Handbook
For additional information about forests and forestry in Oregon, visit the Know Your Forests website.