Scientists have developed a new approach to modeling potentially drought-prone soils in Pacific Northwest forests, which could aid natural resource managers to prepare forested landscapes for a changing climate.
The glistening cold of the Willamette Valley's first frost has ushered in the right time to clean up the garden.
The fearless gardener still has a chance to plant some cold-hardy vegetables to harvest next spring, said Jim Myers, plant breeder and researcher at Oregon State University. But don't dawdle.
There's plenty to do, including clean up and tool care
Construction materials can include fiberglass, wood, wire, plastic and PVC hoops.
Forest owners in Lane County can potentially use their properties to help mitigate the problems caused by an excess of carbon in the atmosphere.
Snow is an excellent insulator and can protect landscape plants from the devastating effects of repeated freezing and thawing.