College of Forestry News

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.

Juniper testing

Oregon State University scientists have concluded an exhaustive series of tests on western juniper lumber and opened the door to commercial wood markets for an invasive tree that has spread widely across central and eastern Oregon and other parts of the Great Basin.

The new veneer-based product — called “mass plywood panels” — could change the construction and timber industry, said Arijit Sinha, an associate professor in Oregon State University’s College of Forestry, which played a critical role in the development and testing of the panels, called MPPs.