O R E G O N S T A T E
U n i v e r s i t y
Department of Wood Science
Oregon State University Extension Service
Douglas County Office
1134 SE Douglas Avenue, P.O. Box 1165
Roseburg, Oregon 97470
Fax: (541) 672-4453
paper on how silviculture impacts wood quality now available!
New paper on how silviculture impacts wood quality now available!
Ph.D. (2005-in progress) Forest Science, Oregon State University
M.S. (1993) Wood Science and Forest Products, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
B.S. (1990) Forestry, Michigan Technological University
2000 to present, Associate Professor, Wood Science & Engineering
2002-2003, Interim Staff Chair, Josephine County
1995 to present, Staff Chair, Douglas County
1994 to present, Extension Forester, Douglas County
1994-2000, Assistant Professor, Wood Science & Engineering
Member, Forest Products Society, 1993 to present
(Secretary, Marketing Technical Interest Group, 1998-2004.
Chair, Electronic Communications Technical Interest Group, 2000-02.
Member Society of American Foresters, 1988 to present.
External reviewer for: Forest Products Journal CSREES NRI
Extension Forestry Awesome Force Award
Xi Sigma Pi National Forestry Honor Society
Expanding forest-related education in Douglas County (2004). $110,240.
Architecture and hydraulic features of Douglas-fir crowns in managed stands
Availability of large-diameter and small diameter on private lands in Western Oregon
Introduction to Forest Ecology and Silviculture.
Introduction to Reforestation and Vegetation Management
Introduction to Forest Health
Forest Business Considerations
Forest Road Maintenance
Forest Wildlife and Fisheries
Introduction to Timber Harvesting
Marketing TImber Products
Measuring TImber Products
The Basics of Forest Inventory
Managing Wood Quality through Silviculture
Introduction to Conifer Physiology
Introduction to Plant Physiology
Punches, J. 2004. Tree Growth, Forest Management, and Their Implications for Wood Quality. PNW 576, 8 pages, illustrated.
Funck, J.W., Brunner, C.C., Punches, J.W. and Forrer, J.B. 2004. Small trees mean looking at small products. In: SmallWood 2004: Creating Solutions for Using Small Trees, May 18-21, Sacramento, CA, Forest Products Society, p. 22
Barbour, R.J., Parry, D.L., Punches, j., Forsman, J. and Ross, R. 2003. AUTOSAW Simulations of lumber recovery for small-diameter Douglas-fir and ponderosa pine from southwestern Oregon. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. Research Note: PNW-RN-543.
Punches, J. 2003. Constructing extension curricula to enhance family forestland management. IN: Proceedings 6th IUFRO Extension Working Party Symposium. Building Capacity through Extension Best Practices. September 28-October 3, 2003. Troutdale, Oregon.
Wang, X., Ross, R., Punches, J., Barbour, R.J., Forsman, J.W. and Erickson, J.R. 2003. Evaluation of small-diameter timber for value-added manufacturing - a stress wave approach. IN: Proceedings, 2nd international precision forestry Symposium. June 15-17, 2003. Seattle, Washington. p. 91-96.
Wang, X., Ross, R.J., Brashaw, B.K., Punches, J., Erickson, J.R., Forsman, J.W. and Pellerin, R. 2003. Diameter effect on stress wave evaluation of modulus of elasticity of logs (submitted to Wood and Fiber Science).
Fell, D., Hansen, E. and Punches, J. 2002. Segmenting single-family homebuilders on a measure of innovativeness. Forest Products Journal 52(6):28-34.
Punches, J. 2002. Resource Management Planning Curriculum. Modules include: Introduction to Resource Mgmt., Family Forestland Resources, Business and Legal Considerations, Cover Sheet, General Description and History Statement, Identifying Goals and Objectives, Mapping Prerequisites, Mapping Family Forestland Resources, Upland Inventory, Regeneration Inventory, Riparian Inventory, Stream Inventory, Roads Inventory, Putting It All Together, 376 pp.
Hansen, E., Punches, J. and Swan, L. 2002. Assessing market feasibility for the small scale producer. Chapter IN: Sources of Marketing Information for the Forest Products Industry. Eric Hansen, ed., Oregon State University, College of Forestry, Corvallis, Oregon, pp. 5-10.
Punches, J. 2002. Evaluation of small diameter timber for value-added manufacturing: an integrated approach. Research Project Summary. Oregon State University Extension Service. 2 pages.
Punches, J. and Black, T. 2002. Alternative solid wood materials for secondary manufacturing: opportunities and constraints. Wood Industry News. 10(1):1-4.
Punches, J. 2002. Key characteristics of solid wood materials by secondary wood products manufacturing segment. Research Report. Oregon State University Extension Service, 6 pages.
Funck, J.W., Brunner, C.C., Punches, J.W. and Forrer, J.B. 2002. Simulated sawing of real log images: linking wood quality to product potential. IUFRO Working Party S5.01.04 Fourth Workshop on Connection between Forest Resources and Wood Quality: Modeling Approaches and Simulation Software. British Columbia, Canada, September 8-15, 2002.
Punches, J.W. and Black, T. 2002. Alternative solid wood materials for secondary manufacturing: opportunities and constraints. Proceedings, Small Diameter Timber Resource Management, Manufacturing and Markets Symposium. Spokane, Washington, February 25-27, pp. 265-266.
Ross, R.J., Wang, X., Erickson, J.R., Forsman, J.W., Punches, J.W. and Barbour, R.J. 2002. Evaluation of small diameter timber for value added manufacturing: stress wave analysis. Proceedings: Small diameter timber resource management, manufacturing and markets symposium. Spokane, Washington, February 25-27, p. 266.
Funck, J.W., Forrer, J.B., Brunner, C.C., Punches, J.W. 2002. Small-diameter timber: an alternative approach for determining lumber value. Proceeds: small diameter timber resource management, manufacturing and markets symposium. Spokane, Washington, February 25-27, p. 266.
Punches, J. 2001. The Prospectus Letter. IN: Basic forestry Short Course Curriculum. Oregon State University Forestry Extension, 4 pp.
Punches, J. (Ed.) 1999-2001. Basic Forestry Short Course Curriculum. Oregon State University Forestry Extension. Eleven modules distributed in 1999. Two modules distributed in 2001.
Hansen, E. and Punches, J. 1999. Developing markets for certified forest products: A case study of Collins Pine Company. Forest Products Journal 49(1):30-35.
Hansen, E. and Punches, J. 1998. Collins Pine: Lessons from a Pioneer. Chapter IN: The Business of Sustainable Forestry. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Chicago, IL (Island Pres) ISBN 1-55963-615-7 (bound set) or 1-55963-620-3 (Collins case only); pp. 6-1 through 6-16.