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Tree Anatomy: Fruit

September 22, 2017 By

Many of the fruit trees in our area are laden with fruit at this time of year.  These fruit are the seed-containing ripened carpels (ovule and ovary) of the fertilized spring flowers.  Some fruit, such as the apple, include other flower parts as well.  After the flower is fertilized, the resulting developing seeds emit a growth hormone that causes the... Read More

Bounty of the Bough: Fall Harvest Schedule

September 22, 2017 By

Fall is harvest season in the Northwest for many of our prized tree fruits and nuts.  Apples, hazelnuts, peaches, pears, plums, figs and walnuts are all available locally in the fall.  To find a tree fruit near you, check out the Tri-County Farm Fresh website. Below is a monthly fall harvest guideline for when to seek out the bounty of the tree... Read More

Tree Appreciation: Oregon Heritage Tree Program

December 9, 2015 By

By the time Oregon became a United States territory in 1848, the huge Oregon white oak (Quercus garryana) growing in today’s Oregon Garden in Silverton was already over 200 years old.  The ‘Waldo Tree’ is a mountain hemlock (Tsuga mertensiana) growing at Island Lake near Klamath Falls. It was carved in the late 1800s by a group of dedicated conservationists who lobbied for... Read More