Day 150

A handmade forest, Part II

August 23rd, 2010


  1. Christine says:

    So glad to see new posts. Good luck and best wishes tomorrow Matt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. katzien in austin says:

    Very cool about the replanting. I love to guerrilla plant trees.

  3. kheavner says:

    What a happy ending to a terrible tragedy! What “we” did to all those ancient trees!

  4. John in MI says:

    I’ve gotten the cowboy movie clip a dozen times tonight, anyone else?

  5. Gigi says:

    “The new Tillamook State Forest is a place of hope” ..

    • Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

      and walkers too! (to add Matt to one of the lines in this link about the description of people returning to the forest).

  6. katzien in austin says:

    I was curious, so I googled “working forest.”

  7. katzien in austin says:

    Oh my goodness, I just had a scary thought. What if, when the journey is over, they turn off website comments??? We better trade emails and such now while we still can.

  8. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Taking lemons and making lemonade. Turning a negative into a positive. Rebirthing the forest. Nice.

  9. I have not enlarged these pictures to read it, but living in Portland from 1962 – 1996, we all experienced the Tillamook Burn. What is now a beautiful forest, was in the 1970’s absolutely ugly due to another fire, probably the worst. So very sad to us Oregonians. We love trees. We love forests. We love rivers and streams. We love nature. Oregon has a big lumber business and it is fraught with danger. Logging was usually the cause of the fires. Overall, 355,000 acres burned. So, I never go through this part of the Coast Range without admiring it’s beauty. And saying a prayer of thanks…..that is survives thanks to replanting.

  10. Candice in Alabama says:

    Works? In what way?

    • katzien in austin says:

      A working forest is one that is both harvested and maintained at the same time. We still need wood for paper/fibrous products, so the forest is not over-logged. And, it is maitained with new plantings so that the forest continues to offer habitat, reduce air pollution, and provide beauty and recreation. There’s state/national parks that are striclty preserved from logging and industry, and there are tree farms strictly run for logging/harvesting. This working forest is a combination of the two. A beautiful concept.

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