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Land policy changes would sequester more carbon and conserve habitat

Rewarding landowners for converting farmland into forest will be a key to sequestering carbon and providing wildlife habitat, according to a new study by Oregon State University and collaborators.

Genome could unlock eucalyptus potential for paper, fuel and fiber

In a collaboration spanning five continents, scientists have announced the complete sequencing of one of the world’s most widely planted trees, Eucalyptus grandis.

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I would like to replace my existing lawn with natural grasses. I live just east of Bend, Oregon in the high desert. My goal is to reduce watering needs and mowing requirements. Because I live outside of town maintaining an effective fire perimeter is important. Any suggestions on replacing the lawn with a natural alternative?    

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