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The COVID-19 pandemic added to an increased interest in Asian medicinal herbs, but a steady increase in Asian, Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations in the Portland metro area also contributes to the rise in demand.
Oregon ash grows along the streams and wetlands of western Oregon and Northern California, where it provides important wildlife habitat. But these trees are threatened by the emerald ash borer, an insect pest that...
For the best apples and pears, home orchardists and small farmers pick fruit at optimum maturity. Apples and pears harvested at the right time taste better than fruit picked at other times. They store better, ...
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