Laura Beaton Staff Writer 8/29/2014 Some residents of Meadow Valley and Bucks Lake are concerned that the tussock moth larvae — caterpillars — are creating a flame threat by defoliating the forests. Huge swaths of brown-tinged white fir trees cover the ridges and slopes of Plumas National Forest, not only in the La Porte area (as featured in the Aug. 13 story below Siege) but in the Meadow Valley ...
31 Aug 2014, 11:19 am | click here to view more
PHILOMATH - As the 80,000-pound excavator lifted Douglas fir logs the size of school buses into Rock Creek, Diana Blakney stood on her property off of Rock Creek Road in Philomath in awe.
24 Aug 2014, 8:30 am | click here to view more
Bellevue Zip Tour features 6.5 zip lines (the half-line is an leave zip to receive riders back on the ground) amidst a second-growth forest of Douglas fir and broadleaf maple trees in Eastgate Park. The lines range from 76 to 450 feet in length. The highest zip line is 80 feet off the ground.
20 Aug 2014, 9:47 pm | click here to view more
My column this morning, an obituary of sorts for an old New Mexico Douglas fir named “Yoda”, was a chance... more »
2 Sep 2014, 2:20 pm | click here to view more
650-year-old Douglas fir at El Malpais National Monument found dead
2 Sep 2014, 1:06 am | click here to view more
Vic Remmers plans to tear down a home on Northeast 35th Avenue -- and possibly a tree. He plans to build two homes in their place.
2 Sep 2014, 10:46 am | click here to view more
A homeowner in Greenhorn Gulch will undertake a project this fall to clip 115 burned trees on the north-facing hillside behind his home and replant the slope with Douglas fir and Ponderosa pine seedlings.
2 Sep 2014, 10:14 pm | click here to view more
Chiara D’Angelo ended her protest against a new shopping middle on Bainbridge Island from atop a Douglas fir tree Tuesday night and came down from the 70-foot-high perch that had been her home for two days.
19 Aug 2014, 10:34 pm | click here to view more
The Lyackson First Nation’s creation story says that its people descended from the sky, down a very tall Douglas fir tree. They wished to live on the tree, and asked a mystical creature to fell it. But the tree snapped in the process and became what are now Valdes and Galiano islands.
13 Aug 2014, 10:44 am | click here to view more
The Douglas fir, explained Karen Declet, was an extension of a project she started in her living room in 2012. She put up star-shaped ornaments on her Christmas tree for her son, a United States Marine, and other Marines. The next year, when he was in Afghanistan, the ornaments were a comforting reminder of her child.
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