HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Why saw off the tops of riverbank trees?

Written May 13th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

A week ago, I was out of town when someone got my attention with an email message. This was on May 7, and I couldn’t do anything about it at the time.


Hub City Village’s next step: Cutting trees

Written March 20th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Before it can build its planned Hub City Village of tiny houses, the Creating Housing Coalition will have to clear the site of trees.


Think ahead to kids playing here in ’24

Written February 26th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Sunday was another cold day in February. I took one more bike ride to Albany’s Monteith Riverpark, where on Saturday more trees were cut down.


And here’s what happens to the wood

Written February 24th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

One more thing about Albany’s removal of selected riverside trees, scheduled to continue through Feb. 28: The wood.


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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