Getting tree seedlings into the ground is simple: green side up, brown side down. The most important work comes beforehand with proper care and choosing a site that has lots of sunshine, good drainage and room to grow.
In this episode, Jacob Putney invites Dave Shaw and Gabriela Ritokova on the podcast to discuss Swiss Needle Cast's impact on Douglas fir populations. Dave Shaw is an OSU extension forest health specialist and Gabriela Ritokova is an ODF forest pathologist.
Jacob Putney, David C. Shaw, Gabriela Ritokova |
Aug 2022 |
Trees all over Oregon are displaying signs of poor health. People are quick to blame insects, but insects are rarely the underlying cause of the problem. Drought and other stressors can make trees vulnerable to pests and disease.
Kara Baylog, OSU Extension forestry outreach coordinator in Jackson County worked with the Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District to contact landowners in the 2020 fire scar to offer free seedlings.
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Q: I am chair of our city tree commission, and have a couple of questions about emerald ash borer (EAB): 1. We have many planted ash trees in city parks and on rights-of-way, although the tree is now on the list of ...