College of Forestry News

On October 10, we celebrated the grand opening of the A.A. “Red” Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Laboratory, a facility dedicated to furthering research and collaboration in the timber design, engineering, fabrication and construction sectors.

Oregon State University’s College of Forestry is hosting two information sessions for the public regarding OSU’s 10 research forests and the creation of new individual forest management plans to guide the future of those tracts.

The Oregon State University College of Forestry is inviting the public to participate in discussions regarding the Elliott State Forest next month in North Bend, Reedsport and Roseburg.

Iain Macdonald has been selected as director of the TallWood Design Institute (TDI), a unique research collaboration between the Oregon State University College of Forestry, College of Engineering, and the University of Oregon School of Design.

The annual Starker Lecture Series at Oregon State University will this year focus on tribal forestry with a film, three lectures and a capstone field trip.

Peavy

KMTR 16 went on a recent tour of the George W. Peavy Forest Science Center, an all wood building that was manufactured using materials from our forest products industry in the Northwest.

Freres

The mass plywood panels currently being used in the new George W. Peavy Forest Science Center were developed and tested with the help of OSU College of Forestry.

Lech

Lech Muszynski, professor in Wood Science and Engineering, holds a position until September 2019 as guest professor in building technology with specialization in cross-laminated timber (CLT) at Linnaeus University.

OSU researcher Byrne Miyamoto monitors how much weight a piece of Western Juniper can hold.

Scott Leavengood says juniper has fantastic durability – meaning its well suited for outdoor use. The wood also has high compression strength, something sought out for construction products like sill plates (the piece of lumber that joins a house’s foundation with its frame).

Start 'em young

The renewable materials program provides four tracks from which to choose: science and engineering; marketing and management; art and design; and advanced wood manufacturing.