Oregon visitor

Asked June 7, 2018, 1:29 PM EDT

while traveling between Corvalis and Eugene we noticed farm after farm with orchards ranging from full grown trees to samplings. What are these

Texas orchard

1 Response

Greetings,

I hope your trip to Oregon was highly enjoyable. While I cannot say with 100% certainty without seeing a photo, If you were driving along Interstate 5 (I-5) then I would confidently assume you were seeing various growth stages of Hazelnut trees. Oregon is seeing a significant boom in Hazelnut production. The increase in production has been partially due to new cultivars resistant to eastern filbert blight, a fungal pathogen that once threatened the industry.