Monday, December 1, 2008

Ok, so this doesn't have anything to do with books, but we're all readers, right? And readers are interested in all sorts of things. I drive on Highway 26 between here and the coast a fair amount, and I am consistently amazed by the level of damage caused by last winter's wind storms. Even now, almost a year later, you can still see giant tree root balls by the side of the road, looking like some angry giant came through knocking trees down. According to an article in today's Oregonian, from Newport to Astoria "the storm flattened 3500 acres of trees, leveling 40 million board feet of timber, enough to build 1100 2000-square-foot homes." Wow. That is an astonishing level of destruction.

1 comment:

  1. And let's not forget the entire hillside of trees all snapped in half like toothpicks--that it is an awesome sight to see...


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