Trees, shrubs can cut winter blues

Fall is a good time to plant shrubs and trees that will cheer up western Oregon’s often gloomy winter days.

“Fall is often a better time of year to plant trees and shrubs because the soil is still warm and plantings can get their roots established,” said Barb Fick, a horticulturist with the Oregon State University Extension Service. “It’s also a forgiving time of year if you forget to water your plantings because of seasonal rainfall.”

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