A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Riding in a heat wave: Saved by big trees

Written August 2nd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Everybody knows that when it’s hot, it’s hotter in the sun than in the shade. And when you’re riding a bike on city streets during a heat wave, streets with huge trees are more pleasant to ride than those without.

Quiz update: Name that tree

Written April 18th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

  Today’s botany quiz comes without a prize, alas, except for the satisfaction of showing off your knowledge of Oregon trees. The question: See that tree above? Now, what kind of tree is it? (I’ve added a couple of photos, as requested by one commenter. See below.)

Pretty fancy trees, eh?

Written January 30th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

For a change of pace on a rainy weekend, how about a quiz? The question: Can you identify what kind of trees these are?

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