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Why Do Dogwood Trees Grow So Well in Oregon?

Why Do Dogwood Trees Grow So Well in Oregon?

Dogwood trees may be native to eastern North America, but they grow all across the world, including right here in Oregon. In fact, they are one of the most popular types of trees that people plant in their yards. A big reason for this is that they are beautiful trees...

How to Care for Your Oregon Pine Trees

How to Care for Your Oregon Pine Trees

Pine trees are among the hardiest species of trees—and there are roughly 35 species that are native to North America. It’s a favorite tree for many (think of Christmas trees), but they also have practical uses beyond aesthetics—they make great windbreaks. Or they can...

What Is a Filbert Tree?

What Is a Filbert Tree?

Portland, Oregon, is a land famous for its trees, with dozens of different species bringing their unique beauty to the area. Some of these trees, such as the shade-loving and colorful Pacific dogwood, are native to the region. Others, such as the Japanese maple, are...

5 Trees With Early Spring Buds

5 Trees With Early Spring Buds

There’s a certain pleasure (and shall we say relief?) that comes when the early spring buds show up on trees and bushes in February and March. The early spring buds signify the coming change of season and, for many, represent a shift toward more sunlight and the joys...

Does Drip Irrigation Work Well for Trees?

Does Drip Irrigation Work Well for Trees?

Proper irrigation is essential for ensuring the healthy growth of trees. If you live in an area that experiences severe drought or extreme temperatures during summer, you need to provide an extra boost of hydration if you want your trees to thrive. How you water your...

What Is the Best Fertilizer for Japanese Maples?

What Is the Best Fertilizer for Japanese Maples?

Japanese maple trees are a great species to plant in your yard. In fact, the maple tree is one of the most common trees found in North America. The Japanese maple is a type of maple tree, and as with any tree, it’s important to know the conditions they thrive in so...

How to Treat Trees for Heat Stress

How to Treat Trees for Heat Stress

During a heatwave, people are advised to stay inside, drink plenty of fluids, and find ways to stay cool. The effects of hot weather, heat exhaustion, or heat stroke are easy to see in humans—flushed skin that’s hot to the touch, a heat rash, high body temperature,...

5 Spruce Tree Varieties That Grow Well in Oregon

5 Spruce Tree Varieties That Grow Well in Oregon

Planting a spruce tree is the perfect way to spruce up your landscape. These tall conifer trees with evergreen needles can instantly add an aesthetic appeal to your home thanks to their abundant natural beauty throughout the year. In fact, nothing screams yuletide...

How Close Can I Plant Trees to Each Other?

How Close Can I Plant Trees to Each Other?

As an avid tree lover, you may want to plant majestic trees in your yard. But have you ever wondered how close to plant trees to each other or how much elbow room you should give your trees so they can achieve optimal growth? Moreover, if there are utility lines or...