A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

About that ailing park tree: An update

Written April 1st, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Caution tape around a big old tree is always an alarming sight. And this one caught my eye over the last few days as the bike took me past Albany’s Takena Park.

This might sting a little …

Written July 18th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

At first glance, seeing yellow caution tape in Albany’s Takena Park made you think that a venerable giant of a tree had been declared a hazard and was about to be cut down. Not so, however. It was a problem of a lesser sort.

Come summer, more shade

Written February 10th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

What are those new contraptions in Albany’s Takena Park, I wondered as I was riding past and saw them from the street. Four posts each, with connecting stringers at the top, like big four-poster beds.

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Whoosh! Leaf vacuum in action

Written November 20th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

With a vacuum like that, keeping your place clear of leaves this fall would be a breeze, assuming you could wrestle the big hose around, which looks easier than it is.

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