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Slash and build: Study aids forestry biofuel industry
October 5, 2017

By Siddharth Vodnala, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

slash map of northwestPULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers from Washington State University, along with those from Oregon State University and the University of Montana, have recently devised refined methods to estimate the amount of forest residue — the leftovers from trees after logging — that is available for wood-based biorefineries to use.

Forestry field day helps woodland owners care for trees
July 26, 2017

Field Day speaker headshotVASHON ISLAND, Wash. – Forest and woodland owners from Vashon will build skills to care for their trees at the Vashon Island Forest Owners Field Day, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at Agren Memorial Park.

Family Forest Field Day to help NE Washington, North Idaho forest owners
July 6, 2017

 

ATHOL, Idaho – Experts in forest management, wildlife habitat and other land stewardship disciplines will share information with family forest owners in northeast Washington and northern Idaho at an upcoming Family Forest Field Day, Saturday, July 15, near Athol, Idaho.

WSU Extension: foresters, tree fruit staff earn national awards
June 28, 2017

WSU Extension Tree Fruit groupBy Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Two WSU Extension faculty members won awards this year from the Association of Natural Resource Professionals for their efforts connecting with small forest landowners.

June 24: SE Washington Forest, Range Owners Field Day
June 16, 2017

taking forest readingPULLMAN, Wash. – WSU Extension  will present a Forest and Range Owners Field Day 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 24, on the Dickinson property at Cougar Canyon near Dayton, Wash. Gates open at 8 a.m.

Tree growth model assists breeding for more wood
March 6, 2017

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – A meeting in a forest between a biologist and a mathematician could lead to thicker, faster growing trees.

Forest-powered biofuel flight heads to Washington, D.C.
November 14, 2016

SEATTLE – Washington state-based Alaska Airlines today made history flying the first commercial flight using the world’s first renewable, alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals, the limbs and branches that remain after the harvesting of managed forests.

Nov. 20: Learn to thwart forest weeds at WSU Extension expo
November 9, 2016

tree-ivyEVERETT, Wash. – Blackberries, ivy, holly, Scotch broom, reed canary grass and knotweed are a few of the invasive weeds that plague landowners. The Washington State University Extension forestry program will offer an expo to equip landowners to combat these invaders.

Ask Dr. Universe: How long can trees live?
November 7, 2016

dr-universe-logoEVERETT, Wash. – As I was hiking through the bristlecone pine forests of the Sierra Nevada recently, I stumbled upon a tree barely six inches tall.