2012 Update on Christmas Tree Topics

Christmas tree specialist, Chal Landgren, gives an update of shipping and exporting issues, disease and pest management and current resources for growers.

Slime and Punishment

Management

No matter how small, slugs and snails can cause huge headaches for growers. Fortunately, there are many ways these pests can be managed and eliminated. The author discusses the importance of and the different factors involved in a good integrated pest management plan.

The Brown Garden Snail

Insects
A discussion about the brown garden snail, Helix aspersa, common in England, western Europe, California, and now Oregon. The Oregon State University affiliated author offers physical descriptions, a brief history, life cycle, and habits of Helix aspersa.

Brown Garden Snail

Nursery Crops
The topic discussed by the Oregon State University affiliated author is the brown garden snail and it's impact on the nursery industry. The issue of shipping and receiving plant material is addressed. Suggestions on how to control the snail and information on it's lifecycle are also included.

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.