HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

City: Cutting trees to save the sidewalks

Written January 17th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The Albany neighborhood between Periwinkle Elementary School and Waverly Drive is about to lose its mature street trees. At least one homeowner wishes the city would leave the trees be.


Elm loses two elms; felling and replanting

Written January 8th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

To the casual observer, the 700 block of Elm Street in Albany may look a little bare these days. A couple of good-size elm trees are no longer there.


Why these street trees have to go

Written November 28th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The day before Thanksgiving, a couple of signs caught my eye. They were attached to two trees in the 500 block of Washington Street.


What will replace trees on 2nd Avenue?

Written September 7th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

A year and a half ago, the City of Albany took out nine trees on Second Avenue behind the Oregon Department of Human Services building, just east of Lyon Street, and planned to replace them.


Along Queen, street trees to come down

Written March 21st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

A reader asked me Sunday if the trees on Queen Avenue marked with green ribbons were to be cut down. I told her I would check on Monday. And the answer is yes, the city intends to have those trees felled.


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.


 
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