Flowers, Shrubs, and Trees

Lynn Ketchum

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Tree School Clackamas teaches love for the land

Educational event draws hundreds from woodland community in Clackamas County and beyond.

By Glenn Ahrens, Rose Clarke, Michael Bondi, Kimberly Jacobsen Nelson | Article

What's a fast-growing tree for a privacy screen?

I'm looking for trees to plant to act as a barrier to cars coming past our property; a south facing space that is wet in the winter from runoff. Any suggestions? Height isn't a concern as there's space to plant away from power lines. Just want a visual block to the road, maybe a little helpful with...

By Chris Rusch | Featured Question

A look back on a year of gardening stories

Jan 12, 2019
A story about yellowjackets topped the most-popular list.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

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Six stellar shrubs to brighten the winter garden

Feb 1, 2019
Winter doesn't have to be dark and dreary in the garden if you use plants that bloom in winter.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

A look back on a year of gardening stories

Jan 12, 2019
A story about yellowjackets topped the most-popular list.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Climate change anomaly intensifies Swiss needle cast in some Douglas-fir forests

Dec 18, 2018
The fungal disease reacts favorably to the wet, foggy environment on the west slope of the Oregon Coast Range.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

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What's a fast-growing tree for a privacy screen?

I'm looking for trees to plant to act as a barrier to cars coming past our property; a south facing space that is wet in the winter from runoff. Any suggestions? Height isn't a concern as there's space to plant away from power lines. Just want a visual block to the road, maybe a little helpful with...

By Chris Rusch | Featured Question