Propagate Holly With Berries

Holly
A propagation project on English Holly (Ilex aquifolium) at Oregon State University looked at the effectiveness of holly propagation by air layering cuttings with berries for market potential. Another propagation project discussed examined various degrees of shading and mist.

English Rootstocks on Market

Plant breeding
Several English apple rootstock were studied in variety trails and are discussed in regard to differences in production, tree size, and resistance to specific pests.

Harvest and Planting Rates of Christmas Trees in Oregon

xmas tree
A discussion of the Christmas tree industry in the Pacific Northwest during the early 80's and its future economic outlook for growers. Oregon statistics of the era are listed including harvest numbers and estimated planting numbers.

Christmas Tree Economics: Establishing and Producing Douglas-Fir Christmas Trees in Western Oregon

Christmas tree
A helpful publication for anyone considering growing Douglas-fir Christmas trees or for current growers. Covers cost of production and provides necessary tools for financial management and decision making.

Christmas Tree Economics: Establishing and Producing Noble Fir Christmas Trees in Western Oregon

Christmas tree
A helpful publication for anyone considering growing Noble Fir Christmas trees or for current growers. Covers cost of production and provides necessary tools for financial management and decision making.

Developing Sheared Douglas-fir Christmas Trees

Christmas tree
Discusses how to select a plantation, choose quality seed, prepare the ground for planting, lay out a plantation, plant stock, manage weeds and pests, and plan for the next crop. Describes preshearing, basal pruning, shearing techniques, and shearing tools. Provides a year-by-year cultural schedule that covers planting to harvest. Includes 3 tables, 15 figures, and sources of additional information.

Christmas Tree Nutrient Management Guide for Western Oregon and Washington

Christmas tree
This guide is designed to help Christmas tree growers learn to assess a plantation’s nutritional needs based on soil and foliar analyses and rotational timing. It will help you design strategies for effective nutrient applications and produce high-quality trees with minimal negative environmental impact.

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