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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The Trees on Wizard Island

July 16, 2014: “I want to spend some time looking at the trees on Wizard Island,” said Ralph, “and there are two record trees in the Park that were originally measured during the 1940’s that need to be remeasured and certified. With luck we can do both.” Ralph brought a …

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Trees, Rocks and Beyond

“I have written a book,” said Ralph and as a teaser he added, “and you are in it… there’s a chapter about ‘Traveling with Larry’… The title is ‘Trees, Rocks and Beyond’ (by Ralph E. Anderson) and it is for sale on Amazon.” Of course, I had to buy one. …

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The Oregon Record Hackberry Tree

  “Ralph, I think I have identified the Oregon record Hackberry tree. I have found Hackberry trees in the Deschutes River Canyon… they seem to be uncommon in Oregon… I know where some big ones are located… maybe one is a record. Let’s go look.” “A Hackberry tree was submitted …

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Northwest Forest Pass Required

Ralph and I were greeted at the trail head for one of Oregon’s most outstanding hiking trails by the sign shown below. The need for a pass was new to me but since I had not hiked the trail for several years I was surprised. Purchasing a pass on site …

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