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Tree Pruning Basics

A properly pruned tree looks as natural as possible; that is to say, the tree’s appearance reflects its fundamental form and character. The pruner must be sensitive to maintaining this structural integrity, in addition to knowing a bit about tree biology and proper pruning principles!

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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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In droughty Klamath Falls, watering trees may help defend against bronze birch borer

Jun 29, 2017
Symptoms of the voracious insect appear for the first time in Klamath Falls

By Gail Wells
Jun 29, 2017

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My monkey puzzle tree has me puzzled, any ideas?

I have a Monkey Puzzle tree that's 20+ ft. and should be at least 40 years old. The lower limbs have been drying out and turning brown. Nothing unusual this year as in years past, have not disturbed it.