Oregon nurseries rebounding after housing bust

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on August 18, 2013 at 11:13 AM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon's nurseries depend on construction of homes and commercial buildings, so they took a battering in the housing bust and recession.

But the executive director of the Oregon Association of Nurseries, Jeff Stone, says the nurseries that survived have begun to rebound.

Stone tells the Salem agricultural publication Capital Press that among the indications of recovery are some shortages of plant materials -- suggesting buyers are purchasing in greater bulk and with more confidence.

But Stone says the nurseries aren't likely to see what he calls the "rocketship growth" they had in previous years.

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