Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The chance to give Mother Nature a helping hand is coming to Hood River. Now is the time to place your order for the Hood River Soil & Water Conservation District native plant sale.
The low-cost native plant starts are available for local gardeners and land owners wishing to improve soil conservation, screen for privacy and improve animal habitat on their properties. The district offers a variety of native conifers, deciduous trees and shrubs.
Order forms and plant information are available on the district’s website at www.hoodriverswcd.org or at the office, 3007 Experiment Station Drive, or by phoning 541-386-6719.
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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