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Bareroot Shade, Flowering, and Fruit Trees (Willamette Valley) Fertilizer Guide

This guide can serve as a starting point for development of nutrient management guidelines for Oregon growers. Recommendations in this guide are based on research performed in the Willamette Valley with other cropping systems and ...

Dan Sullivan | Oct 2010 | OSU Extension Catalog

Yesterday's Orchard, Today's Home: Legacy Pesticides on Former Orchards

Residues of lead arsenate, DDT, and other persistent pesticides may be in soil where orchards once grew and homes now stand. This report discusses how to investigate former pesticide use and current pesticide residues on your ...

Dave Stone, Kim Anderson | Mar 2009 | OSU Extension Catalog

Growing Hazelnuts in the Pacific Northwest: Orchard Site Selection

This publication describes factors to consider when deciding to plant a hazelnut orchard and includes a table of native productivity ratings for soil series types in the Willamette Valley.

Nov 2013 | OSU Extension Catalog

Cherry Training Systems: Selection and Development

Describes three training systems: Steep Leader, Spanish Bush, and Vogel Central Leader. Discusses appropriate uses of each training system based on soil conditions, rootstocks and varieties, and system characteristics. For each system, ...

Lynn Long | Apr 2001 | OSU Extension Catalog

Conifers naturally shed needles in summer and fall

You're not looking at the same needles over time

Kym Pokorny | Oct 7, 2016 | News Story

Growing Walnuts in Oregon

Designed for both commercial and home growers. Explains how to determine whether the soil is appropriate for planting walnut trees. Covers different types of walnuts, including Franquette, Spurgeon, Hartley, Manregian, Carpathian, and ...

Mar 2006 | OSU Extension Catalog

Are there insect issues with birch trees?

Q: Is it true that white paper birch in the Willamette Valley have been infested with insect like beetle? I wanted to plant one this spring and my yard maintenance service told me I should consider a different type due to the insect problem.

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Grow your own Christmas chestnuts

If you’ve ever dreamed of roasting chestnuts by an open fire, you might want to consider growing your own.

Dec 16, 2005 | News Story

Shade tree wanted, what, when and how should I plant?

Q: Hello, I live in Bend and have a south-facing back yard that really heats up in the sun. I'd like to plant a tree that will provide a canopy of shade and prefer deciduous for this purpose. Can you suggest one or more that will do well here?  

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Choose blight-resistant hazelnuts for your orchard

Gardeners with small-scale orchards can take advantage of hazelnut varieties bred in recent years at Oregon State University that resist eastern filbert blight.

Jan 18, 2013 | News Story