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Gardening in Central Oregon's climate

Behind the beauty of the High Desert, lie many factors that create challenges for Central Oregon gardeners. Learn how to work with cold weather, short seasons, dry summers and other elements that can affect your gardening success.

Amy Jo Detweiler | Jan 2016 | Article

Trees and Shrubs for Erosion Control

A list of recommended trees and shrubs in Oregon, good for controlling erosion.

Jul 2018 | Collection

Nitrogen-fixing trees “eat” rocks, play pivotal role in forest health

By tapping nutrients from bedrock, red alder trees play a key role in healthy forest ecosystems.

Chris Branam | Feb 25, 2019 | News Story

Managing Manganese Deficiency in Nursery Production of Red Maple

Discusses the processes of manganese (Mn) reaction in the soil, Mn movement in plants, Mn function in plants, results of studies of Mn in Oregon nursery fields, and management practices to prevent Mn deficiency in field-grown ...

Mar 2006 | OSU Extension Catalog

What should I be doing now for weed control?

Q: The straw mulch I used at the end of summer to suppress the weeds doesn't seem to be working. Should I till it and cover with plastic? black or clear? Is there something better. Or should I add more straw. I could probably bring some cardboard home from work. Is this a healthy option?

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Fertilizing Shade and Ornamental Trees

Describes how to identify signs of nutrient deficiency in shade and ornamental trees. Discusses the most common soil nutrient deficiencies, types of fertilizer, and fertilization techniques. Offers a simple method, based on tree trunk diameter, for determining how much fertilizer to use.

Aug 2000 | OSU Extension Catalog

Streamside planting zones

Describes the three planting zones around a stream.

Jul 2018 | Article

Oregon Ash

Information on the Oregon Ash (Fraxinus latifolia).

Jul 2018 | Article

Ponderosa Pine

Information on the Ponderosa pine, or western yellow pine (Pinus ponderosa).

Jul 2018 | Article

Black Cottonwood

Information on the black cottonwood (Populus trichocarpa).

Patrick Breen | Jul 2018 | Article