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Laminated Root Rot: The Inconspicuous Tree Disease

Fungi play a major role in forest ecology. Similar to bacteria and certain critters (like worms, snails, beetles, and termites), fungi facilitate nutrient cycling through […]

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The Benefits of Fall Planting

If you’re ready to put your garden tools away and leave planting until spring, think again! Many folks are surprised to learn that fall is […]

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Puncturevine flowers and burrs

Keep Your Eyes Sharp for Puncturevine!

Puncturevine is an annual groundcover with has spiny seed heads that can puncture bicycle tires, inflatable rafts, and shoes. It is becoming a troublesome pest in our region.

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An Unfriendly Invader: One of Washington County’s Most Wanted Weeds

Garlic mustard is one of the Tualatin River Watershed’s most wanted weeds, but progress has been made in controlling it over the last 10 years.

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Douglas Fir Bark Beetle Die Back

Douglas Fir Bark Beetle: The Forest Pest Every Woodland Owner Should Know

Whether you’re a small woodland hobbyist who enjoys the rural lifestyle or a working forest owner who makes a living producing forest products, maintaining healthy […]

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What’s the Story Behind Our Logo?

Three years ago, we got a branding makeover. Developing an outward-facing appearance is more than choosing pretty colors and fonts; it’s a getting-to-know-you process between […]

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