christmas trees

Christmas Trees
4:12 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

What The Farm Bill Tucked Beneath Northwest Christmas Trees

A once-stalled plan to support Christmas tree growers nationwide looks to go forward as part of Congress’ new Farm Bill.
Credit Tedder / Wikimedia Commons

A once-stalled plan to support Christmas tree growers nationwide looks to go forward as part of Congress’ new Farm Bill. This could affect many growers in Oregon, which leads the country in Christmas tree production.

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Tree Disease Exaggeration
6:06 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Expert Says Reports of Christmas Tree Disease in Oregon Have Been Exaggerated

A root rot mold called Phytophthora is a serious problem for Christmas tree farmers who grow Fraiser Firs in North Carolina, and a form of the mold does affect some noble firs in Oregon.
Credit Lonnon Foster

Dozens of headlines this week have claimed that a humble mold is threatening to ruin Christmas. CBS News and the Associated Press reported that a root disease is killing Christmas trees across the country. The Northwest reports of the Christmas tree industry’s death have been greatly exaggerated.

  

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Oregon Christmas Trees
4:47 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Plum Assignment: Inspecting Oregon Christmas Trees In Hawaii

Oregon is the nation's leading Christmas tree producer.
Oregon Department of Agriculture

Originally published on Thu October 31, 2013 4:35 pm

A trio of Oregon entomologists has a plum assignment this holiday season. They're heading to Hawaii to help spot pests trying to hitch a ride to paradise on the branches of Oregon-grown Christmas trees.

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