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Top Five Reasons to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree this Holiday Season

Top Five Reasons to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree this Holiday Season Written by Pete Caligiuri with The Nature Conservancy and Sarah Mowry with the Deschutes Land Trust. Photos courtesy of Jay Mather.  Holiday season is in the air and with it the age-old tradition of decking the halls with a beautiful Christmas tree. But rather than buy one of…
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Pile Burning to begin around Central Oregon this week

Pile Burning to begin around Central Oregon this week A public service announcement from our friends at the Deschutes National Forest Service. Several hundred acres of slash piles are planned to be burned across Central Oregon in the next two weeks. Beginning November 10, 2015, units in several different areas including west of Bend, north…
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What is with all the paint on trees?

What is with all the paint on trees? You have probably noticed something new in the forests west of Bend on your dog walks and bike rides this Spring; a lot more paint on trees. This is all part of the West Bend Project on the Deschutes National Forest, designed to restore forest ecosystems, reduce…
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Half Price Yard Debris Recycling

Save the date… Half Price Yard Debris Recycling A public service announcement from our friends at Project Wildfire. From Monday, November 2nd through Saturday November 14th (closed Sunday November 8th) local residents are encouraged to define their defensible space by taking advantage of the half price yard debris days. Residents can recycle their yard debris…
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