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Willamalane Buys Thurston Hills Land

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Between the rolling hills and tall trees, Willamalane plans on building a trail system in the Thurston Hills. “The hills natural area is made up of 665 acres, three separate parcels that we were able to acquire. There’s a wide variety of landscapes from mature Douglas Fir forest to the Oak Savannah … Continue reading »

26 Aug 2014, 9:15 pm | click here to view more

Philomath family continues mother’s legacy with Rock Creek restoration

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

Zipping through the trees of Bellevue

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

UPDATE | Deadline passes and Visconsi protest continues

The 4 p.m. Tuesday deadline for Chiara D’Angelo to leave her protest platform in a Douglas fir tree on the Visconsi development site came and passed without a single Bainbridge police officer at the property close Highway 305 and High School Road.

19 Aug 2014, 6:36 pm | click here to view more

UPDATE | No arrest, no charges as protester comes down from lofty perch

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

Teen camping in tree to protest Bainbridge Island development

A Bainbridge Island lady woke up before dusk and climbed a towering Douglas Fir where she plans to stay until she gets what she wants or arrested.

18 Aug 2014, 8:44 pm | click here to view more

More Headlines

Aug. 15, 2014, 9:45 a.m. WATERVILLE — A big Douglas fir tree next to the Douglas County Courthouse has a good chance of surviving a lightning strike Wednesday night, officials say.

15 Aug 2014, 12:01 pm | click here to view more

Tussock moths impact local forests, giving rashes to visitors

Every 10 years, the Plumas, Tahoe, Modoc and Lassen national forests receive a visit from the Douglas fir tussock moth, and the native insect covers white fir trees and have been known to land on visitors and cause allergic reactions.

15 Aug 2014, 10:19 pm | click here to view more

First Nations go digital to map historic migrations

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

Warrior Tree honors Marines

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.

10 Aug 2014, 1:46 pm | click here to view more