By Nicole Montesano • Staff Writer • 

Roadside vegetation program a seedling with big dreams

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Reporter Starla Pointer

Thanks, bailey.


What will the county do with private land owners who are not farmers that let their land become overrun with noxious weeds like Teasel (Dipsacus)? That stuff spreads and is very hard to get under control. Will the county notify owners or issue warnings if their lack of weed control contributes to the roadsides being inundated costing the rest of us a lot of money in continual maintenance?

David S. Wall

As a Bee Keeper, a small scale orchardist and an avid practitioner of the gardening arts; I cannot heap enough praise and support for the inclusion of "Pollinator and Native Plants" on private properties, Public parks and especially, along our roadsides.

High-school and College Horticultural programs should be able to receive an "Economic Development Grant" to propagate "Pollinator and Native Plants" in their respective Greenhouses (Newberg High School has an "outstanding greenhouse") for use in the roadside projects governed by the Yamhill County Public Works Department.

The "economic grant monies" could be allocated by the financial wastrels on the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners (who routinely "fritter this money away" to fund self-serving commercial entities) such as; the Chehalem Chamber of Commerce and SEDCOR ).

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David S. Wall

David S. Wall

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***"ALERT ***this Thursday*** "From the News Register, "... information, contact Molly Eacret at 503-625-7962 or THURSDAY, FEB. 27Pollinator plants: Bruce Newhouse, an expert on botany and relationships between plants and wildlife including butterflies and other pollinators, will present “Willamette Valley Pollinator Primer: Your Tiny Insect Visitors and the Plants They Love” from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Carnegie Room ..."


Plant sale: The Yamhill Soil & Water Conservation District will hold its annual Native Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 6, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center, 11275 S.W. Durham Lane, McMinnville. For more information, contact the district office at 503-472-6403 or"

One invasive weed that should be eradicated is; "Tansy Ragwort" which is very dangerous to livestock.

Don't forget the "Blue-Fender Butterflies."

The News Register needs to publish a "Garden Section"...and to invest in better word processing software...and archival search engine(s).

David S. Wall


I second the idea of a "Garden Section!"
What a terrific resource that would be for vendors and gardeners alike.


Garden section...yes!

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