What Does That Mean

  “What does that mean?” said Ralph.   Ralph Anderson, the big tree guy, and I were exploring the site of the historic logging and railroad community of Cochran in Tillamook County, Oregon. The road we were following crossed railroad tracks belonging to the Port of Tillamook Bay Railroad near …

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Head for the Hills

“Ralph, I found a photograph of an old mill pond full of old growth logs… the logs look huge…  I think I found the location on Google Earth… it still exists… let’s go see if we can find it.” Ralph Anderson is a big tree guy… he spent his working …

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Larry Rea Finds Record-sized Sumac Tree

“Ralph, I found the Sumac tree again… let’s go measure it.” I found the tree several years ago and then lost it… Ralph and I looked for it in vain. I didn’t want to repeat the failure this time. I noted several landmarks and included an odometer measurement. I was …

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The Klickitat Stump

“Ralph would like to see this stump” I thought to myself. I was looking at Google Earth and spotted a photo of a petrified stump near Klickitat, Washington. Someone who used the pseudonym “Curious Gorge” had posted the photo… I knew Ralph would like to see this stump. I posted …

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The Huge Tamarack Tree

26 August 2013: “Ralph, I know where there is a huge Tamarack tree.” Ralph and I were talking about big trees and I knew at the mention of one he hadn’t seen he would be ready to travel so I dropped the hat. “Let’s go give it a look.” My …

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