HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Having failed, big white oak had to go

Written August 25th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

A big old white oak, maybe one of the biggest in Albany, had to come down after being damaged last winter, and this week it did.


Big tree at issue: Taking a closer look

Written August 7th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Wanting to save a big old walnut tree was the main reason the Albany Planning Commission turned down a site plan for eight townhouses on July 19. On Aug. 2 the commission rescinded that decision and scheduled a new hearing for Sept. 13, but the tree issue is still there.


Tree protection? Albany doesn’t have much

Written July 18th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The Albany Planning Division is processing a request for a zone change that would allow more and smaller residential lots on a piece of undeveloped woodland off Franklin Avenue and Airport Road.


Lyon Street blossoms in the rain

Written April 6th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Could those be the first cherry blossoms along Albany’s Lyon Street downtown? They don’t look like much yet, but wait a few years until those trees are bigger and put on a springtime show, even in the rain.


 
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