Plants

Climate change affecting plants and trees in home gardens

A permanent art sculpture at the 80-acre Oregon Garden in Silverton.

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Climate change touches the natural ecosystem in countless ways, and its impact can be seen in our own backyards — and front yards as well as community gardens. Temperature changes and weather events are affecting which plants are thriving in people’s gardens and which are dying. Weston Miller is a community and urban horticulturist at Oregon State University and part of the Master Gardener program. He joins us to tell us more about what plants, shrubs and trees are adapting best and how to best approach gardening in the midst of ongoing temperature changes and extreme weather events.

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