Upcoming Events

JJSWA Webinar Series

The Jackson Josephine Small Woodlands Association is pleased to present a free monthly webinar series for woodland owners who would like to learn more about the care, management and improvement of their forestland. Please join our upcoming online presentations:

Maple Syrup & Poison Oak: Making One and (Unrelatedly) Surviving the Other
Thursday, October 15, 6 – 7:30 pm
Register HERE

Ever wondered why maples put sugar in their sap in the first place? Our native bigleaf maples (Acer macrophyllum) are sugaring champions that require almost no equipment to make syrup. Barb will speak about how to tap trees and how she collects and processes the sap. Poison oak is a beautiful plant in our landscapes, right? Barb will talk about some of its virtues and interesting factoids, and what she learned about how to decrease your chances of getting a rash.

For more information on maple sugaring, check out the Oregon State University publication “Nontimber Forest Products for Small Woodland Owners: Bigleaf Maple Syrup.”

Barb Lachenbruch: A retired OSU professor of tree biology and wood science, Barb straddles life between Corvallis and an off-grid cabin and woodlands, where she retreats a few days a week with her husband (Everett Hansen) and their dogs. They’ve thinned, logged, done a riparian restoration project, and have been making just enough syrup for their own use from the bigleaf maples every year. Barb also has practical knowledge about working with poison oak from her PhD research on its biomechanics and water transport. She writes fiction and creative non-fiction (including forestry-related blogs, www.barbaralachenbruch.com) and posts the flowers as they bloom at their Coast Range cabin in Lobster Valley (Instagram, @botanybarb).

Are you interested in OSU Extension Forestry and Natural Resource events across the state? Click here to access statewide calendar

TREE SCHOOL ONLINE

OSU Extension Forestry and Natural Resources is working with the Partnership for Forestry Education to provide you a webinar series. You can participate in the live classes hosted on Tree School Online or watch past webinars. 

THESE WEBINARS ARE FREE FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS. 

September 24, 6:00 p.m.
Fungal Diseases of Tree Roots and Stems (Forests of Eastern Oregon series)
John Punches, Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Agent, Oregon State University
FREE Registration | Webinar description

October 6, 3:00 p.m.
Thinking about the Future of Your Forest: Passing it Onto the Next Owner
Tamara Cushing, Starker Chair of Private and Family Forestry, Oregon State UniversityFree registration | Webinar description | Full class guide

October 8, 6:00 p.m.
Dwarf Mistletoe (Forests of Eastern Oregon series)
Jacob Putney, Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Agent, Oregon State University
FREE Registration | Webinar description

October 15, 6:00 p.m.
Defoliators (Forests of Eastern Oregon series)
Dave Shaw, Forestry and Natural Resources Extension, Oregon State University
FREE Registration | Webinar description

October 20, 3:00 p.m.
Making Maps for Management Planning
David Diaz, Director of Forestry Technology & Analytics
Sara Loreno, Natural Resources Data Scientist, Ecotrust, Portland, ORRegistration coming soon | Webinar description | Full class guide

October 22, 6:00 p.m.
The Other Insects (Forests of Eastern Oregon series)
Dave Shaw, Forestry and Natural Resources Extension, Oregon State University
FREE Registration | Webinar description

November 3, 3:00 p.m.
Fish Habitat and Riparian Management
Guillermo Giannico, Associate Professor and Extension Fisheries Specialist, Oregon State University
Registration coming soon | Webinar description | Full class guide

November 12, 6:00 p.m.
Diseases of Conifer Needles, Twigs and Buds (Forests of Eastern Oregon series)
John Punches, Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Agent, Oregon State University
FREE Registration | Webinar description

November 17, 3:00 p.m.
Diamonds Under the Douglas-fir
Charles Lefevre, Ph.D., New World Truffieres
Registration coming soon | Webinar description | Full class guide

Recordings of past Tree School webinars are also available on this page.

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