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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

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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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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Farmers' markets growing in popularity but not all succeed

Almost half of all new farmers' markets close within, or after, their first year of operation according to a new study from Oregon State University.

Jul 23, 2007 | News Story

Ecotrust is Hosting a Four-State “Ag of the Middle” Business Accelerator Program. Designed for Farmers, Ranchers, and Fishers

— The 2018 cohort kicks off NOVEMBER 7-8th, 2018! Apply online by October 5th — Know a small rancher, farmer, or fishers in far Northern California, Oregon, Washington or Alaska who’d like support growing their business? ...

Oct 2018 | Article

Tree Pruning Basics

A properly pruned tree looks as natural as possible; the tree’s appearance reflects its fundamental form and character. The pruner must be sensitive to maintaining this structural integrity, in addition to knowing a bit about tree biology and proper pruning principles.

Nov 2012 | Article