OSU research indicates that the less toxic iron phosphate containing slug baits are as effective as those with metaldehyde.
Control plant-eating mollusks early and often
There are probably few plants that are more strongly identified with this area or are held in greater affection than the madrone tree.
The iconic flowers come in new colors and textures
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.
Home remedies have shown some effectiveness against many garden pests and diseases.