Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Red Cedar - Oswald West State Park, OR
Chris Havel wrote about Oswald West State Park on his blog, Oregon State Parks last week. Up to 45 old-growth trees are dead or dying near the park's campground and the department had to decide if they should cut them down, or leave the park in its natural state but close the campground for good.
After weighing the pros and cons, they decided to leave the forest as is, close the campground, and remove a few trees that threatened buildings. For the good of the forest, its creatures and our general well-being--knowing there are still old-growth forests to visit, I think this was the wise decision.
photo source: OPRD
More about the park at GORP