Start ‘em young: How OSU is engaging youth in forest products education

We’ve heard them all. “You’re just clear-cutting.”

“There won’t be any forests left.”

“What about climate change?”

“Cutting down trees is awful.”

Pursuing a livelihood in the forest products industry opens one up to being a sounding board for these and so many other misconceptions about this work. Conversations around renewability, reforestation, and forest management are few and far between: unless we start them.