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Organic Pest Control for Your Fruit Trees

Do your fruit trees have holey leaves with discolored patches? Do you notice insect exit holes on fruit? If so, there’s a good chance your fruit trees are battling a pest invasion. Worms, squirrels, moths, and other pests can damage fruit trees and destroy crops. While many homeowners resort to pesticide sprays for preventing/fighting fruit […]

Portland Fruit Tree Project Intern position

Interested in Trees? Apply for the Portland Fruit Tree Project’s 2015 Harvest & Stewardship Intern Position!

Do trees fascinate you? Do you jump at the chance to help others? If so, we recommend applying for the Portland Fruit Tree Project’s Harvest and Stewardship Internship. As certified arborists, Portland opportunities for learning about and protecting trees excite us. This internship is an incredible opportunity for budding arborists who want more hands-on experience […]

Icy Tree by OakleyOriginals, on Flickr.com

Oregon’s November Freeze Damage: Fruit Growers Seek Solutions

A sudden cold snap last December damaged many fruit trees in Hood River, The Dalles, and northeastern Oregon. Some parts of the Mid-Columbia area saw temperatures dip below zero. Regional experts say such a damaging freeze hasn’t hit the area since 1955. Trees weren’t prepared for such cold temperatures at that time of year. In […]

Winter fruit tree pruning

Winter Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Join us this Saturday for a winter fruit tree pruning workshop with Urban Forest Pro’s certified Jeff Moore. Hosted by Portland Fruit Tree Project (PFTP), this workshop is complimentary for homeowners who have fruit trees registered with PFTP, and just $25 for all others. It will be held in the Collins View neighborhood of Portland. […]

Blue Jay

How You Can Attract and Conserve Urban Wildlife

Last month, two bald eagles found themselves stuck together in a Portland tree for several hours. Officials from the Audubon Society and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife arrived to help free them. While seeing one, let alone two, bald eagles in your tree may be a rare occurrence, the environmental problems associated with urban […]

 
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