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Can a lawn be a thriving natural habitat?

By Sharon Hawley Yes, if the soil beneath it is healthy. One might then ask, is that likely to be the case? There is increasing awareness of the role healthy soils can play in the future of our planet. Regenerative farming can greatly enhance food production without...

OCRF Grant Protects Lake Oswego Oaks

Our Oregon White Oaks (Quercus garryana) are special trees. They represent strength and continuity and need to be celebrated and protected.

OLWC has just received a grant from the Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund (OCRF) to support oak woodland enhancement in the Westlake area. Included in the grant is funding to develop messaging for our community about our native oaks and how they were used and protected by indigenous people prior to colonization. You can learn more about OLWC’s oak enhancement project here.

Heritage Redwood Tree

By Kathleen Wiens My family and I moved to Lake Oswego in 2015. One of the reasons we fell in love with LO is the large beautiful trees in the community. We were thrilled that our home had an incredible heritage redwood tree in the front yard and worked with Bosky...