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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


An international team led by William Ripple, distinguished professor of ecology at Oregon State University, analyzed data on the IUCN Red List to reach their findings, which were published today in Royal Society Open Science, a professional journal.(more)

Such botanical behavior is natural, said Paul Ries, urban forestry specialist for the Oregon State University Extension Service. Evergreen conifers shed needles just as deciduous trees lose leaves; it just happens over a longer period of time.(more)

Dr. Bill Ripple made a discovery in the late 90s that shed some light on the unique roles of predators that has led to collaboration with researchers around the world. Ripple, now a Distinguished Professor and well known researcher, was just doing what comes naturally when he is curious. We call... (more)

Forestry scientists have found a way to arrest the development of flowers in poplar trees, paving the way for control of the unintentional spread of engineered or non-native tree species.(more)

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Make A Difference Day

Make a Difference Day, Saturday, October 22nd! Join Student Leadership & Involvement and the Center for Civic Engagement for this year’s Make a Difference Day 2016. Make a…

Peavy Hall Groundbreaking Ceremony

This event will take place 3 hours before game kick-off. More details to…

CoF Homecoming Tailgate Celebration

Save the date, more details to follow. Event will be held 2 hours before kick…

DJ Spooky's "Heart of a Forest" Oregon Tour

New York based composer, artist and author Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky will take his high-energy performance of “Heart of a Forest” to four Oregon cities,…