Wood Pole Research
Improving the performance of utility poles through research on treatment, specifications, maintenance and disposal.



Coop benefits:
  • Access to timely information
  • Research often done in members systems
  • Input on problems addressed
  • Information exchange with other members
  • Specification review
  • Analysis of pole failures


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News and Events
  • The final 2013 Utility Pole Research Cooperative annual report is posted for members only
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  • A new version of the Wood Pole Maintenance Manual is available for free downloading. Click To View

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Testing capabilities
The Wood Science and Engineering Department at Oregon State University provides services ranging from full size pole breaking to microscopic wood identification.

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FAQ
Answers to some common questions about wood poles.
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Scheffer Climate Map of the U.S. and Canada

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