The interest and versatility of these slow growers makes them attractive for residential and commercial settings Conifers grow with such variation of habit that even of the low-growing types, the options are vast, offering a number of combinations of texture, color and height to meet a variety of landscape needs. From prostrate to spreading, low-growing […]
At the 2018 Farwest Show, seminar speakers Dr. Ryan Contreras of Oregon State University (OSU), and Jill Calabro of AmericanHort/Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), will deliver talks of particular interest to nursery growers, sharing insights on new breeding for woody plants and developments in the crisis of boxwood blight. Dr. Contreras’ seminar, “Moving, Shaking and Remaking: […]
Approximately 80 percent of the population of the United States now lives in urban environments where trees are both beloved — and imperiled. Estimates are that urban environments are home to 77 percent of invasive species introduced for horticulture and 13 percent for forestry. Species such as Callery pear (Pyrus calleryana) and Norway maple (Acer platanoides) […]
Listings on Nursery Guide 2018 Show booth: #12010, #12012, #12014 Founded: 1973 by Denny and Doug Hopper Key people: Denny and Joni Hopper, managing owners. Known for: Conifers, Christmas trees, pumpkins and farming crops Head office: 33285 S. Barlow Road, Woodburn, Oregon 97071-8715 Contact: 503-651-2493 email@example.com www.hopperbros.com The Farwest Show is widely known as a truly […]
An impending threat to Oregon’s urban ecosystems If it’s not on your radar yet, it will be soon: The age of ash trees (Fraxinus, sp.) in the United States is winding down as the emerald ash borer (EAB) slowly follows a western route across the country, leaving a path of destruction in its wake. EAB […]
The Western Region of the International Plant Propagators’ Society will hold its 58th Annual Meeting Tuesday–Friday, October 17–20, at the Holiday Inn in Wilsonville, Oregon. This year’s conference theme will be “Growing in Diversity.” Conference organizer Melanie Miller promises something for everyone. “We will visit a wide variety of nurseries and listen to experts in […]
Growers and specifiers seek replacements for trees decimated by the emerald ash borer.
Oregon leads the way in production of this diverse family of beautiful landscape trees.
Flowering cherry and plum trees grace the cover of the July issue — plus, preview the Farwest Show New Varieties Showcase.
Experts from near and far recommend options for diversifying — and strengthening — the urban canopy.