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The College of Forestry at Oregon State University is one of the world's premier education, research, and outreach institutions that focuses on broad areas related to forest resources.

We have been educating students for over 100 years, offering a breadth of undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students for a variety of careers in the public and private sectors. Our programs are ranked among the very best in the world. Our world-class facilities, combined with remarkable access to local forests and wood products industries, makes us the educational program of choice for the best students.

Dean Maness’ message to prospective students


Sundstrom earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Brandeis in 2004 before enrolling in the forest resources graduate program at Oregon State University. He received his master’s degree in forest resources from OSU in 2009, basing his graduate thesis on his work in southern Kenya and with the... (more)

"The Defreeses can always be counted on to provide woodland owners, ranchers and anyone else in the community with thoughtful, insightful, well-reasoned and knowledgeable input on any of a host of land management interests or concerns," said Bob Parker, the Baker County Oregon State University (... (more)

“For 60 years, formaldehyde off-gassing has been an issue with urea-formaldehyde, the most common adhesive used in a particleboard and fiberboard,” said Fred Kamke, OSU professor of wood science and engineering and director of the Green Building Materials Lab, an Oregon BEST Lab on the OSU... (more)

Mark Harmon, professor and holder of the Richardson Chair in the Oregon State College of Forestry, spoke about the afterlife of trees at the Corvallis Science Pub. “I was interested in decomposition when I was a kid for some reason,” Harmon said. “As I got older, I realized that that was a field... (more)

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