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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 find what I enjoy to be contrary to what most people enjoy...a flat green grass lawn...However, I am uncertain what to do as a do-it-your-self, low-maintenance, NATIVE alternative. so Im currently researching things like fountain grass borders...clover for a lawn alternative...things that do not need to be mowed...are perennial and flowering would be great. and drought resistant in order to save water. I don't know where to start. but recently read an article that suggested one start with ones local county extension. Im actually in Marion county. Can you recommend some books, or websites or plants that might do well in my yard? 

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