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Harvest at the Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture. Photo by Hannah O'Leary.

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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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A sustainable landscape uses minimal water, fertilizers, pesticides, labor and building materials.
 
It’s about making changes and informed choices, even small ones, that improve the quality of our lives and of the planet for future generations.

Featured Question

We want (and in some ways must) plant an orchard this fall, but I'm having a hard time figuring out where to get trees at that time of year. Also, there is a lot of information about early spring planting time, but I'm not sure when a good time, specifically, is for fall planting. What's the best month to plant an orchard in the fall? 

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