September 20, 2017

This was Logging in Washington State

Chuck Brodish recently contacted me about a 480 foot Douglas fir that was reportedly felled in the 1930’s in or near the Black Hills here in Washington. I wasn’t able to find the exact tree he was speaking of, but I do have a book I inherited from my parents entitled “This was Logging” by Ralph W. Andrews.

In looking at the photos in the book I saw references to many large fir trees (among other species cited) but not the particular tree he was asking about.  If anyone else is interested in the old logging practices here in the Pacific Northwest this book is a great resource.

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