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The age old secret to tree planting is…

Green Side up and brown side down. Seriously, it is that easy! But, just in case you are a detail oriented person here are a few extra things to consider while getting those roots in the ground.

By Lauren Grand

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Genetic behavior reveals cause of death in poplars essential to ecosystems, industry

Oct 25, 2018
Scientists studying the valuable, but vulnerable, black cottonwood poplar have identified the genetic mechanism responsible for the species’ inability to resist a pervasive and deadly disease.

By Chris Branam
Oct 25, 2018

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Conifers – especially Doug-firs – are suffering from drought

Aug 31, 2018
Several dry, warm years are taking their toll on Oregon conifers.

By Kym Pokorny
Aug 31, 2018

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Aspen is making a comeback in and around Yellowstone National Park, because of predators

Aug 30, 2018
The reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park is tied to the recovery of aspen in areas around the park, according to a new study.

By Chris Branam
Aug 30, 2018

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So many brown Doug-fir trees this year, what is the cause and is there a cure?

I have recently noticed many local Douglas firs turning brownish red (many needles dying), with some trees having entire limbs apparently dead or dying. I've seen this here in Corvallis, in the coast range, in the Portland area and in the Columbia Gorge; and I have seen it in young forest stands (20...