OSU guide helps select the best trees for southern Oregon

July 25, 2003

CORVALLIS - Trees add beauty and value to home landscapes. But not every tree will thrive anywhere. The OSU Extension Service has a publication specifically to help homeowners in southwestern Oregon choose the right tree for specific conditions in their area.

The 70-page publication, "Southwestern Oregon Tree Selection Guide," helps homeowners evaluate site conditions such as space restrictions and exposure to sun, drought and cold. Thirteen separate lists help homeowners narrow down their choices of trees for specific conditions or for characteristics such as color, shade or deer resistance. Descriptions of more than 100 kinds of trees offer additional information such as growth rate, size at maturity, flowers and disease resistance.

For more information on "Southwest Oregon Tree Selection Guide," EC 1505, visit our on-line catalog. Our publications and video catalog at: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog shows which publications are available on the Web and which can be ordered as printed publications.

Author: Peg Herring
Source: Andrea Dailey