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Many edible plants grow in Oregon, including nut trees such as filbert or hazelnut. Our overlords, the squirrels, have commanded us to plant a variety of filbert nut trees in our suburban yard in NW Oregon. 

These versions of filberts are rated “invasive.”   This means they are so tough that I haven’t killed them yet, despite years of neglect.  The picture above is the older filbert.  Here is the younger one.

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Here is its younger mate.

We especially like the yellow catkins the tree produces; they look like little caterpillars.

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The filberts live here, in full sun.  The squirrels have not allowed us any nuts yet.

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