Posts tagged trees
Guest photographer Denny Barnes has been documenting the changing landscape near his home in the hills outside of Stayton ue to logging in the area (see: Missing The Trees and Loading A Logging Truck). Today’s description:
Thought I had better get some shots of the woods I hike in before they are gone due to logging. This is a four shot pano that is typical of the logging roads I hike on. When these trees are gone I’ll have to walk about a mile further to get to the woods. They are half gone now.
Thanks, Denny, for letting us enjoy it with you, before it’s gone for good.
Guest photographer Denny Barnes lives a little bit outside of town, and he likes to take walks in the woods. The view on his walks has been changing. The most recent update:
How do you load a log truck… one log at a time. This is the logging operation on the hill north of my house about a half mile away. The photos were shot from my front yard and with a large crop they are only so-so but you’ll get the idea. They first remove and hook up the trailer, load the logs, strap the load down and then off to the mill. One section of my walk in the woods is gone now… sad.
Click on each of the thumbnails in order to see the process. Thanks, Denny.
This is a great setting by guest photographer Denny Barnes. His description:
The wild cherry, plum and a few other white flowering trees are sure pretty right now. I’m now sure what some of the trees are but this one is a wild cherry. I have several on my property plus some wild plums. It’s too bad they are all seed because what little meat they have is really good. Also have some chokecherries which taste really BAD!!! They do make good jam though.
I’m pretty sure these trees found by guest photographer Denny Barnes knew what they were doing when they grew the way they did. They were just waiting for Denny to come along and take their picture. Or maybe Denny’s just good at seeing the environment around him.
Or maybe both.
This maple tree was being removed on the corner of 3rd Ave. and Marion St. when I happened by yesterday. I think it’s part of the city’s effort to repair sidewalks in the downtown area, though I’m not sure.
Right now, there’s some information about the sidewalk repairs on StaytonEvents.com (content on that site changes all the time, so it will be replaced eventually). A quick summary: they are removing trees whose roots are damaging sidewalks, and the removed trees will be replaced.
I’m sad to see that tree go. It was always good for autumn leaves photos each year, and it was just a gorgeous tree.
A couple of other photos of the tree removal are below. Click on each of them to see them larger.
This is why I love spring — it’s so danged colorful. The bright pink trees in front of the Jordan Bridge at Pioneer Park couldn’t have been prettier yesterday.
I took a similar photo last year, but from further back along the path.
It’s a sad day, at least for me. I’ve been posting photos of two oak trees next to the hospital for as long as I’ve been running this site, but two days ago, one of those trees was cut down. Cut up logs are all that remain.
You can see the difference on a photo I took just a few weeks ago, when they put in the fence between the two trees.
I don’t know why it was cut down, and I won’t judge the homeowners for its removal. It’s just a serious bummer for me.
It may not seem like a big deal — and in the grand scheme of things it isn’t — but it still saddens me, after watching the trees over the seasons for almost seven years. Goodbye, old friend. You will be missed.
Thank you to Eric for letting me know about the tree.
P.S. The bright spot in the clouds in the upper right-hand corner of the photo looks like an electric guitar.
I took this photo a few weeks ago, then completely forgot to upload it here. This was taken from the east end of E. Pine St., looking south between a couple of houses and out unto the great beyond.
I wonder if I make residents nervous when I do things like that. Fear not, Stayton area people. I promise I’m not taking pictures through your windows into your houses. That would be weird.
Long-time followers of this here site thing might be aware of my love for these two awesome oak trees. They live at the edge of a yard on a side street behind the hospital, and I’ve taken many photos of them in the past.
I noticed a fence company staking out the place the other day, so I wasn’t surprised to see a fence going up when I went by yesterday. I was relieved to see it’s a wrought iron fence, which doesn’t detract from the view that much. I was afraid of a six-foot wooden fence blocking both trees. If they have to put a fence there, this isn’t so bad. Still, I’m going to miss the unadulterated view of the trees.
Here’s another shot from the hoar frost which covered Stayton for several days last month. I can’t help posting another, because it was so danged beautiful. This was taken from the pedestrian bridge of off Florence St.