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Poor soil? Build up with raised beds

Framed or mounded, raised beds give plant roots the space they need

Kym Pokorny | Nov 8, 2016 | News Story

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

Raised Bed Gardening

Gardening in raised beds has been a common practice for centuries. "Raised" means the soil level in the bed is higher than its surrounding, and "bed" implies it is small enough to work from the walkways.

May 2018 | Fact Sheet

Trees and Shrubs for Erosion Control

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

Jul 2018 | Collection

Raised bed lumber, pressure treated safe?

Q: I am considering using some 2x6 inch material for a small raised bed for strawberries. My first thought was to consider pressure treated lumber, but I have read conflicting articles on the the safety of this product, with the chemicals possibly reaching the plants. Others claim this doesn't happen and the lumber is safe. I would appreciate your opinion on this matter.

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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