Latest news about Douglas-fir

Bark beetles still active in Garfield County

Trees infested by Douglas-fir beetle (Dendroctonus pseudotsugae) in the White River National Forest close Middle Thompson Creek.

9 Jul 2014, 12:20 am | click here to view more

Campers nearly crushed by tree

Top 50 feet of Douglas Fir falls on Jed Smith campsite Campers were almost crushed Wednesday night when the top 50 feet of a soaring Douglas fir at least 3 feet in diameter fell in the popular riverside campground in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. “I feel like I hit the lottery in life because it didn’t hit us,” said Lori Chilcott of Crescent City, who was in the campsite just below the ...

8 Jul 2014, 3:43 am | click here to view more

Jeff Mitton: Douglas-fir tussock moths defoliate a blue spruce

Within a few days, a blue spruce was transformed from a bright and handsome tree to a unhappy, brown structure, retaining only its oldest needles on its lower branches.

3 Jul 2014, 8:39 pm | click here to view more

25 Minutes of This Will Get Rid of Your Stress

In just half an hour, by focusing on your breathing, you can start to relax and melt away your cares. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University investigated how effective mindfulness meditation can be in countering the body’s stress response. For that type of meditation, you need a laser-like focus on your breathing, and, some advocates say…

27 Jun 2014, 2:15 pm | click here to view more

Let the chips fly

Ryan “Curly” Cook gets busy on his chunk of Douglas Fir during the opening day of Transformations on the Shore. This is the 18th annual carving competition and continues through the weekend at Frank James Park in Willow Point. Just follow the sound of chainsaws.

26 Jun 2014, 4:37 pm | click here to view more

County thins trees for health of popular forest

Last week King County Forester Bill Loeber and Dave Warren of the Vashon Forest Stewards stood at the edge of what at first glance appeared to be a big logging operation in the heart of the island.

23 Jul 2014, 8:28 am | click here to view more

Tree thinning started on ski area at Bald Mountain

KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service and Sun Valley Resort have started a tree-thinning project at the ski area on Bald Mountain in central Idaho.

23 Jul 2014, 3:20 pm | click here to view more

Feds, resort start thinning project on Baldy

    The Ketchum Ranger District of the U.

22 Jul 2014, 10:30 pm | click here to view more

Man killed cutting wood in Mount Hood National Forest identified as Arthur Canada, 64, of Estacada

Sgt. Nathan Thompson, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office spokesman, said Canada and his friends wrapped a chain around a dead Douglas fir estimated at 130- to 150-feet-tall and hooked it to a pickup, so they could tug on the tree while using a chainsaw to clip the trunk. However, a rotten section of the tree broke off and fell onto the men below.

14 Jul 2014, 6:46 pm | click here to view more

Estacada man killed by falling tree

ESTACADA, Ore. -- An Estacada man died after he was hit in the head by a falling tree while cutting wood in the Mount Hood National Forest Thursday afternoon.  Two men were improperly cutting a Douglas Fir tree that was between 130 and 150 feet tall close Lake Harriet, according to Sgt. Nathan Thompson of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.  "They used a chain saw to clip the tree and a chain ...

10 Jul 2014, 6:46 pm | click here to view more