In Portland the Audubon Society offers a Native Plant Backyard Habitat Certification Program. Bosky Dell Natives in West Linn is a magical place to fill your beds and property with natives and get Certified.
“In the woods we return to reason and faith,” Ralph Waldo Emerson
The forest fires on the west coast in the Summer & Fall of 2020, changed many lives on the West Coast of America. They also stirred up old debates about protecting wood lands & the maintenance of old growth forests & trees. When it came to old ancient woods & rainforests, in this place and at this time, trees were becoming the enemies as new homes and communities expanded across the countryside. This also came at a time when humans heavily relied on trees - to breathe, to filter and clean their water and stabilize the land & ground soil. Despite this, trees were being cut down, trimmed back and chipped up, at a rapidly accelerating pace.