HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

No longer puzzled by the height of stumps

Written May 18th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

So why, the Question Man wanted to know, did they leave chest-high stumps when a crew felled roughly 20 street trees on Albany’s Ninth Avenue in April? Why not saw the trunks off near the ground?


Next on Hill Street, about 90 new trees

Written September 30th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Before they rebuilt 10 blocks of Hill Street in South Albany this summer, all the street trees were cut down. Now the trees are about to be replaced.


Trees wilt along North Albany Road

Written July 24th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Some of the street trees planted along North Albany Road don’t look so hot these days. They seem to be suffering from drought and heat, and if they’re not already dead, the city is trying to keep them alive.


Tree wells: a streetscape update

Written February 26th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

So what’s with those wooden frames, square and sturdy as they look, around the newly planted trees in Albany’s downtown streetscape reconstruction?


New city trees: A question of depth

Written February 15th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

On a walk through the changing streetscape of downtown Albany, I wondered about the holes around the newly planted trees. Then I heard from someone who knows about trees, telling me that these were planted too deep. Turns out they were, and the city says the contractor will make it right.


 
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