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On Saturday, Jan. 23, Pacific Northwest Gardeners can log into Zoom and learn all about the basics of blueberry care. From when to prune to how much, the Washington State Master Gardeners will teach locals everything they need to know to ensure healthy and productive blueberry plants. “The m…

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It’s not difficult to miss the crusty, gray colored growths that are now seen on many of our deciduous trees and shrubs. These growths are actually primitive plants called lichens. Some even contain chlorophyll and make their own food.

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I am a Deodar Cedar and my scientific name is “Cedrus deodora.” I am about 150 years old.

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If you have noticed wilted, yellowing foliage in the upper crowns of your birch trees, accompanied by a dieback of branches, your trees may be infested by the bronze birch borer (BBB). This half-inch, olive/brown/coppery colored beetle, though increasingly common in the Pacific Northwest, is…

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Portland-based nonprofit the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership is set to receive a grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The grant money will be used to construct and install “rain gardens in a box” in partnership with the Port of Vancouver and Oregon State Uni…

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Local nonprofit The Battle Ground Art Alliance is holding an “artful garden sale” on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale is being held in lieu of the alliance’s Annual Fall Sale, which was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The garden sale is taking place at 201 NW 19th…

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As the days get warmer, many wonder what they can do to beat the heat and stay cool. With the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down indoor pools and creating a need for social distancing, many outdoor activities look different this summer. However, not everything is put on hold until next year. Ou…