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Did you know that Oregon is home to 65 species of native trees? From the coast to the Cascades, valleys to deserts, our landscape is blanketed with a beautifully rich assortment of trees. With 30 species of conifers and 35 species of broadleaved trees, it can take a person a lifetime to lear…

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Question: Over the past five to 10 years it seems like summer lacks the occasional showers of previous decades, and the dry period seems to be getting longer each year. Because of this trend, I would like to plant more drought-tolerant trees in my landscape. Can you tell me the name of sever…

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September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and although it may seem bizarre to start having conversations and working with our young children on healthy eating habits and exercise before they can even read, it is needed.

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Question: In recent travels to the southwest I came across an interesting plant called agave. I would like to know more about this plant and if it will grow in our area.

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I’m seeing the tide rise up stronger as school-year life and decisions are beginning to take over again for us parents.

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Question: My tomatoes are experiencing some problems. Some look like they are rotten on the bottom, some are cracked, and some have yellow blotches on them and are inedible. Can you help me identify what causes these conditions and what I can do to prevent them in the future?

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Do you speak the lingo? Do you wear that badge? The one that when people ask about how life is going and the first response is ”Busy, busy, busy.”

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We know the summer is coming close to an end when the Douglas County Fair is in sight. It is a bittersweet combination of great joy and sadness co-mingling at our county fair.

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Question: My irises are a jungle. They are growing close together and the leaves look terrible. Some leaves look dead, some are bent and crooked, and some have brown tips or holes chewed in them. What can I do to make my plants beautiful again?

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I believe that the right to home-school does not make home-school the only right choice. I would always assume that you make deliberate educational choices based on all the factors your family has to consider.

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Even though it seems like summer has just started, many athletic programs are already preparing for fall sports. Recreational activities can help students develop long-term health habits, build self esteem and help advance teamwork skills.