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Oregon Field Guide

Juniper Control


A single western juniper can suck 25 gallons of water out of the earth on a hot day. In eastern Oregon 6 million acres are now covered by these relentlessly thirsty trees, leaving the desert even drier than before. Ranchers and researchers believe removing many juniper by cutting or burning them may be the best solution.

First Broadcast: 2010
Producer: Vince Patton
Videographer/Editor: Todd Sonflieth
Video & Stills Courtesy of : OSU Forestry Media Center, Breese Ranch, Dr. Stu Garrett

More Information
OSU Western
Biology, Ecology & Management of Western Juniper
Western Juniper Management Field Guide
Western Juniper Resource of Eastern Oregon
A Ranch Restored
Sagebrush Sea Campaign

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Beaver Assisted Restoration; Fish Screens; Juniper Control

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #2204
Original Broadcast: October 28, 2010