Oregon, as a whole, could be doing better in its fight against invasive species. That’s the verdict from the Oregon Invasive Species Council (OISC), which gave the state a B-minus on its annual Invasive Species Report Card (PDF). That’s down a full letter grade from 2012, when the state received an A-minus. The main difference? […]
Eastern Oregon grassland with encroaching Western juniper. Photo courtesy of Oregon Department of Agriculture. Dan Hillburn, administrator of the Oregon Department of Agriculture Plant Division, blogged on Saturday about the dilemma posed by Western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) choking out grassland habitat in Eastern Oregon. As he explains, these trees are native, but the Native Americans […]
Check out this story from Ann Murphy, OAN director of marketing, about a local nursery that discovered a delightful surprise tucked under one of its container spruce trees.