CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State University's annual Starker Lecture Series will focus this year on the Pacific Northwest's most iconic tree - the Douglas-fir - which had its first major planting 100 years ago.
The series is hosted by the OSU College of Forestry. It kicks off on Thursday, Jan. 29, with a screening of the documentary, "Finding David Douglas."
The film, which looks at the 19th-century Scottish botanist's compelling life of adventure and discovery, begins at 7 p.m. at the Whiteside Theatre in Corvallis, located at 361 S.W. Madison Ave. Director and historian Lois Leonard will be on hand for a discussion with the audience after the film. The event is free and open to the public.
On Thursday, Feb. 5, a workshop will be held on "Objectives-Driven Silviculture" at the Linn County Expo Center, located at 3700 Knox Butte Rd. in Albany. The workshop is sponsored by the Mary's Peak Chapter of the Society of American Foresters.
Free public lectures in the series include:
On Thursday, May 14, the series will conclude with a capstone field trip where participants will tour managed forests, a wood products research and testing lab, and a commercial processing facility, as well as learn about new architectural uses for wood.
The Starker Lecture Series is sponsored by the Starker family in memory of T.J. and Bruce Starker, prominent leaders in the development of the Oregon forest products industry. The series is also supported by the OSU College of Forestry and the Oregon Forest Resources Institute.
More information on the series is available at http://starkerlectures.forestry.oregonstate.edu
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OSU College of Forestry, 541-737-2004