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Finding Oregon's Tallest Trees Gets Help From Technology

OPB | Oct. 12, 2017 8:30 p.m. | Coos County, Oregon

LiDar technology helps identify Oregon's tallest trees. But humans still need to climb the trees to confirm those readings.

Environment | Science

Study: Probiotics Can Help Trees Clean Up Toxic Waste

KUOW/EarthFix | Aug. 15, 2017 3:17 p.m.

Humans like their yogurt and new research indicates the trees that clean up toxic waste stand to benefit from probiotics too.

Environment | News | local

Ashland Controlled Fire Burns Too Hot, Kills Legacy Trees

Medford Mail Tribune | July 6, 2017 12:20 p.m. | Ashland

A controlled burn near Ashland last month killed legacy trees under study in the Rouge River-Siskiyou National Forest.

Environment | Forestry | News | local

One Of The Oldest, Biggest Pines In The Northwest Is Dead

The Columbian | Nov. 26, 2016 11:55 a.m.

A giant among giants and a beacon for countless tourists driving through the Columbia River Gorge is dead.

Environment | Forestry | News | local

West Oregon Mill On 'Red Alert' After Alleged Log-Spiking

The Register-Guard | July 5, 2016 2:50 p.m. | Noti, Oregon

An environmentalist group allegedly placed metal spikes in old-growth logs in June — a dangerous practice used in hopes of keeping trees standing.

Agriculture | Environment | Sustainability | Water | Land | Oregon Field Guide

1 Million Plants In A Year

OPB | Feb. 25, 2016 8:30 p.m.

A bold project aims to plant 1 million trees and shrubs in a single year in urban and rural Oregon.

Land | News | local

South Park Co-Creator Joins Locals In Fight For Portland Trees

OPB | Sept. 17, 2015 12:08 p.m. | Portland

A co-creator of the hit Comedy Central series "South Park" is part of a group stepping in to end a dispute about the potential removal of trees.

Oregon Field Guide

Christmas Greens

OPB | Nov. 20, 2014 2 a.m.

Christmas greens from our local forests also bring green to the northwest's economy.

Environment | News | local | OPB News Blog

Portland Noted As City That Loves Its Trees

OPB | April 25, 2014 11:15 a.m. | Portland

National Geographic puts Portland alongside eight other cities that love their trees: The maps show the various cities' efforts to keep green.

Forestry | Think Out Loud

Environmental Update On Tree Sits And China's Ban On NW Shellfish

OPB | Dec. 19, 2013 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: We'll hear from two of our EarthFix reporters about tree-sit protests and China's ban on shellfish from the Northwest.

Think Out Loud

Will Oregon's Christmas Trees Be Affected By Root Rot?

OPB | Dec. 5, 2013 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: We'll check in on the state of Oregon's Christmas trees in light of recent national reports about threats to the industry from phytophthora root rot.

Forestry | News | local

Capital Press: Seven-Year Christmas Tree Slump Subsides

capital_press | Nov. 20, 2013 5:36 p.m. | Silverton, Oregon

Christmas tree growers reports that the industry is coming out of a multi-year slump.

Environment | Forestry | Ecotrope

Forest Service: City Trees Are Good For Carbon Storage, Too

Ecotrope | May 7, 2013 12:09 p.m.

Forests soak up a lot of carbon dioxide that would otherwise contribute to climate change. But a new study by the U.S. Forest Service shows cities can store carbon too, as long as they maintain their urban tree canopy.

Environment | Flora and Fauna | local

Protesters Try To Save 5 Downtown Salem Trees

AP | April 10, 2013 8:25 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

About a dozen people carried signs Tuesday in downtown Salem to protest the decision to allow a U.S. bank branch to cut down five mature trees.

Environment | Forestry | Ecotrope

Portland Turns Arbor Day Into Arbor Month

Ecotrope | March 27, 2013 10:48 a.m. | Portland

Why limit a tree celebration to one day when it could last a whole month?

Environment | Forestry | Ecotrope

Photo: Don't Hit The Low-Hanging Live Oak Branches!

Ecotrope | March 13, 2013 3:38 p.m. | Beaufort, S.C.

In Beaufort, S.C., the burly branches of this ancient live oak stoop so low and reach so far across the street that the city put up a "low clearance" sign to warn incoming vehicles.

Forestry | Uncategorized | Ecotrope

10 Lovable Urban Trees In Portland

Ecotrope | Feb. 14, 2013 10:16 a.m.
Forestry | Ecotrope

Portland, Seattle Rank Top 10 For Urban Trees

Ecotrope | Feb. 5, 2013 3:28 a.m.

Surprise, surprise: Portland made the American Forests list of the top 10 U.S. cities for urban trees.

Fish & Wildlife | Ecotrope

Turning Christmas Trees Into Salmon Habitat

Ecotrope | Dec. 27, 2012 4:25 a.m.

Why are a bunch of sport fishermen collecting used Christmas trees this year? They're planning to give them to coho salmon by placing them in coastal streams, where the trees provide protection from predators and a food source.

Agriculture | Sustainability | Ecotrope

10 Shades Of Green Christmas Trees

Ecotrope | Dec. 12, 2012 12:48 a.m.

There are many shades of green Christmas trees and no official green meter to gauge which one is the greenest. You can decorate a fake tree, a farmed tree, a wild tree, a living tree, a tree delivered by bike, a potted plant, a cut invasive plant, or maybe just a tree in your yard. Here’s a list of options, ...