Tuesday, December 13, 2005
November 9, 2005
The Hood River Soil and Water Conservation District offers a wide array of native trees and shrubs suitable for this area in its annual tree and plant sale.
Orders are due by Dec. 1 for the selection of bare-root seedlings 1 or 2 years old and 8 to 20 inches in height. To get more information, request an order form or place an order, call the Hood River SWCD at 386-4588 or stop by the office at 3007 Experiment Station Road.
Conifer trees available include varieties of fir, cedar, pine, and western larch at a price of $1 per tree. Deciduous trees available for $2 per tree include maple, cascara, ash, dogwood, and aspen.
All shrubs cost $2 and include Douglas spirea, mock orange, nootka rose, elderberry, dogwood, vine maple and Pacific ninebark.
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Lawnmower torches Arbor Vitae on Portland Drive
The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge