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Oregon Forest Pest Detector graduates find insect new to the state

In May 2019, an Oregon Forest Pest Detector (OFPD) program graduate submitted a report to the Oregon Invasive Species Hotline after finding D-shaped exit holes and a green insect on a twinberry in her yard in southeast ...

Amy Grotta | Oct 2019 | Article

So many yellow needles, is my tree dying?

Q: I have had this fir in my front yard for 15 years and have never seen the needles turn yellow in this manner. We have not made any changes to the trees environment. Is this something that I need to get treated? Would be so sad to see the tree succumb to disease.

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Don’t want to burn? Other options for treating slash after a timber harvest

Don't want to burn slash piles? Here's some options.

Amy Grotta | Oct 2019 | Article

Is my thirsty evergreen a goner?

Q: See picture taken in Aloha, Oregon. Can these trees be saved?

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