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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Oregon....Home to the World's Tallest Trees

Generally, this bad boy doesn't like being touched while at work. And it happens regularly as you'll remember from this writing. But when it happened today, I begged for it on the other side. My wish was granted. Enough about that.....

On to more important issues. It will come as no surprise that I love living where I do...Portland, Oregon is an amazing place. The Pacific Northwest is filled with trees, water, rocks, ocean and lots of green growing stuff from bushes to grasses. What I didn't realize until today is that the coastline from British Columbia south to Northern California is home to some of the world's most tall trees. The trees here are typically 130 feet or better. And small patches of the Redwoods in Northern California actually reach nearly 200 feet! They are hundreds of years old and are hit hard by strong Pacific winds and many inches of rain each year. This article was on the front page of The Oregonian today. I rarely read the newspaper any longer but this caught my eye and held my attention. It goes on about the earth's carbon and how much we release back into the oceans, air, and ...... trees. It just confirms one more time why I count my home as one of the world's greatest and most beautiful places to live.

4 comments:

Kelly said...

I want to know more about the touching...smirk...

BosGuy said...

Yes, I agree with Kelly - me too.

Birdie said...

Tease.

Lemuel said...

Oh, we peeps are all in agreement, I see! :)