November 2008


Washington Post Article about the poor acorn crop this year on the east coast.  While it is convenient to blame this on on global warming, it is well known that nut tree crops are highly variable.   See for yourself:

An article from Oregon State Cooperative Extension on acidifying your soil for Acid loving plants: ec1560-e.pdf

An article from Oregon State Cooperative Extension:  ec1005

Here is a link to urban forestry- watershed management information available from the Forest Service:  publications.shtm   From the Forest Service website:  

Urban Watershed Forestry Manual

The Center for Watershed Protection (CWP), in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry, is producing a three-part manual series on using trees to protect and restore urban watersheds. The contents of the manual are the result of extensive research as well as design workshops on using trees for storm water treatment and planting trees in the urban landscape. These workshops were attended by more than 40 local, regional and national experts, including foresters, storm water engineers, landscape architects, arborists, urban soil scientists, watershed planners and representatives form parks, transportation and utility companies.

Tree farming in B.C. for carbon offsets. Here’s the article:


Need to plant in an area with lots of salt exposure?  Here’s a publication from Colorado State listing salt tolerance for ornamental plants: