HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Why those three big trees were felled

Written January 13th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

If you’re wondering why three stately conifers in Albany’s Broadway Neighborhood are no longer there (and even if you’re not), the city’s online register of building-related permits has an answer.


Goodbye trees; you’ll be replaced

Written January 6th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

It’s possible that what starts next week will become known as the great Albany tree massacre of 2017. But in a few years the massacre may be forgotten as a whole bunch of new and — one hopes — more stately trees grace downtown streets.


Saving a woodland: Status report

Written March 3rd, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Neighbors of a planned addition to Benton County’s North Albany Park were concerned when they saw loggers had felled some big trees they thought would be preserved. But cutting down 190 mature trees — while preserving more than 500 others — was part of the approved subdivision plan without which the natural area might not be saved […]


 
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