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Tree Spiking

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On June 16, 2016
Unfortunately, Earth First groups are going back to their old tactic of tree spiking, which is the strategy of fighting for the earth by driving metal spikes into trees so that they will break machinery and workers’ faces. Let us examine the last time this was a big tactic for Earth First: A tree cut […]
If the Washington landslide was on the east coast rather than a remote Washington logging town, it would have run the Malaysian Air flight off the front pages. But instead it’s only west coasters so it gets relegated to a fairly minor part of the news. In any case, my first thought when the hill […]

Valsetz

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On August 17, 2012
For this week’s Forestry Friday, I want to talk about the town of Valsetz, Oregon. Valsetz was a tiny company town in the Oregon coast range founded in 1919. It was owned by the Boise Cascade corporation (after a couple of earlier owners). Company towns aren’t as well known in the timber industry as in […]
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