Even though different soils have some properties that cannot be changed, such as texture, soil quality can be improved by implementing good management strategies. Soils can be improved for water holding capacity, drainage, structure,...
Gardeners and farmers can do their own soil analysis.
By tapping nutrients from bedrock, red alder trees play a key role in healthy forest ecosystems.
Excessive summer irrigation of oak and madrone trees may promote fungal diseases such as the oak root fungus (aka armillaria root disease) and crown rot.