A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Red oak spared, for now, in Takena Park

Written May 31st, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Two months ago a big red oak in Albany’s Takena Park was surrounded by caution tape and in danger of being cut down because of root rot. Now the tape is gone and the tree has been spared, at least for a while.

Sunday evening on the Clark trail

Written August 6th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Branches crashing down from the riverside trees are not a common hazard on Albany’s Dave Clark Riverfront Path. But it can happen.

Don’t cut trees that help us stay cool

Written July 23rd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

These hot summer days once again show how useful it is to have lots of big trees along our streets. Mature trees make travel on foot or two wheels bearable and even pleasant by shielding us from the son’s searing rays.

Before and after: One big old tree’s demise

Written March 4th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Back in December, Albany’s city forester posted a sign announcing the planned felling of a large pine in the 200 block of southeast Harrison Street. The century-old tree had become too big for its location, and now it is gone.

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.

Things you see when you actually look

Written February 24th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

If you go down to the Albany riverfront during this week’s controversial removal of about 80 trees, you’ll be able to see for yourself at least two things.

Tree cutting under way at riverfront

Written February 23rd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Tree cutting began Thursday along Albany’s Willamette Riverfront to prepare for the city’s “Waterfront Project.” Posted signs said the operation would go through Feb. 28.

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