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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

Is a dog latrine a bad place to grow vegetables?

Q: I'm very concerned about the health hazards of eating food grown in the beds where a dog has pooped. At this point, I could build a fence around the whole garden to stop any further damage, but I'm wondering about the existing and persistent harm of bacteria or worms that may now be in the soil. My house mate's dog did her duty in multiple beds throughout the ...

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Trees and Shrubs for Erosion Control

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

Jul 2018 | Collection

Drought hits Douglas-fir trees hard

Diseases and pests take advantage of trees' weakened condition

Mary Stewart | May 29, 2015 | News Story

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

White Alder

Information on the white alder and red alder (Alnus rhombifolia).

Jul 2018 | Article

Bigleaf Maple

Information on the bigleaf maple (Acer macrophyllum).

Patrick Breen | Jul 2018 | Article

Douglas-Fir

Information on the Douglas-Fir (Psuedotsuga menziesii).

Jul 2018 | Article

Ponderosa Pine

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

Jul 2018 | Article