Friends of OSU Old Growth is a community group organized to preserve old growth trees and forests on Oregon State University lands and advocate for positive change within the College of Forestry.
In May of 2019, OSU logged ~16 acres of forest containing dozens of old-growth trees near Baker Creek, just north of Corvallis. These trees lined a popular recreation corridor and had been appreciated by generations of neighbors, recreational users and OSU forestry folks. Many of the trees were centuries old – one was accurately determined to be at least 420 years old! Concerns over the cutting of these amazing trees and the threat of future cutting of OSU’s Old Growth led to the formation of our group.
Through community awareness and support, we are hoping to convince OSU’s College of Forestry to preserve their remaining old-growth trees and forests.
Please help to protect these trees by signing our petition (by clicking on the “Sign the Petition” heading above)!