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Indian Pipe

Indian Pipe is a Parasitic Plant of Trees and Fungus

On a recent hike along Pamilia Creek, I came across this clump of Indian Pipe grow­ing under a dense stand of large Dou­glas fir.  It caught my eye, because even though it’s a herba­ceous plant, it looks more like a fun­gus. In fact, I always assumed Indian Pipe, like many fungi, lived off of the […]

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Devil's Club

Devil’s Club Decorates Old Growth Forests in Late Summer

Devil’s club or devil’s walk­ing stick is a large shrub native to the cool moist conifer forests.  It is found from  Alaska to west­ern Ore­gon and east­ward to west­ern Alberta and Mon­tana. This native shrub always catches my eye in the late sum­mer.  Those clus­ters of showy red berries remind me of Christ­mas. I’ve […]

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Six Good Reasons to Plant Trees Beside a Stream

  The strip of land beside your stream is a great place to plant trees.  First of all, the 20 feet or so directly beside the stream prob­a­bly isn’t prac­ti­cal to use for most other pur­poses.  Sec­ond, the banks are too steep.  Third, there will prob­a­bly be sea­sonal flood­ing.  Besides, a forested buffer zone along […]

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Stout Creek Fish habitat Resotration

The Stout Creek Habitat Restoration Project

If you’ve  ever dri­ven through the San­tiam Canyon, you’ve prob­a­bly seen Stout Creek.  It runs pretty close to State High­way 22 for a cou­ple of miles before it joins the North San­tiam near Mehama.  On the other hand, you might have missed it. It isn’t very big, the entire water­shed is about eleven and a […]

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