Camas lily fields - Closed for tree removal.

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Camas lily fields - Closed for tree removal.

Camas lily fields - Closed for tree removal40 Douglas fir trees have got to go. The Clark County Public Works and the Vancouver - Clark Parks and Recreation Americorp Team are removing the trees near the Camas lily fields at Lacamas Lake Regional Park. The project is part of a habitat enhancement project designed to benefit Oregon white oak. 

The project got under way on November 28th and will continue until December 3rd
. For your safety, the south side of the Camas lily fields is closed until all the trees are removed. Downed trees will trunks will be left in place to provide additional wildlife habitat. Branches will be removed and scattered to further improve habitat.

Removing the firs will improve the health of the Oregon white oak trees that encircle the Camas lily fields. The faster growing Douglas firs negatively affect the white oaks, which need full sun to thrive. The oaks should start producing larger acorn crops and more branches once the firs are removed.

Camas lily fields - Closed for tree removal
Oregon white oak is Washington's only native oak tree.
An important aspect of most all native plants and trees is their ability to provide much needed habitat for wildlife. The diversity of wild bird species is often higher in oak forests than in nearby conifer forests. The western squirrel, which is threatened in Washington, also finds a good home in white oak.

Many homeowners ( and park managers) don't plant Oregon white oak because of it's slow growing nature.
However, it's worth the wait and obviously has a lot to offer our wildlife. In addition, these lovely hardwoods are able to withstand droughts and flooding, and often do well on sites that are either too dry or too Camas lily fields - Closed for tree removalexposed for other species.

If your hiking or running in Lacamas Lake Park this weekend, be advised that the south side of the Camas lily fields might be closed for clearing. Just keep in mind that the project has long term benefits to Oregon white oaks and our area wildlife. And that's good for all of us.

If you're looking for new habitat - I'd love to be your guide. Let's explore your options.

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John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * - Albuquerque, NM, Albuquerque Homes Realty

Hola DJ -

Camas lily fields - Closed for tree removal is great local information.  The pictures are beautiful and as always your write up is outstanding!  Enjoy your Friday to the fullest! 

Best regards from the Q


Dec 02, 2011 02:19 AM #1
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Debb - sounds like Camas is a community that cares about the environment and I think it's great that they are leaving down trees for wildlife - we all need a home - LOL! Have a great weekend my friend!

Dec 02, 2011 02:28 AM #2
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Debb:  It's good that Camas is environmentally friendly...take down a few trees to promote more wildlife.

Dec 02, 2011 02:30 AM #3
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi Q man - I intend to enjoy the day. Thanks for the visit and kind words.

We do all need good habitat. Lol. Love ya Kristine.

Douglas fir grow like weeds...they have their place, but can be quite problematic to other species Anita. Good to see you hot shot. Back to back features - woo hoo.

Dec 02, 2011 03:17 AM #4
Marge Piwowarski
Phoenix AZ Horse Property - Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix AZ Horse Property, LLC

Great post and photos.  The white oak acorn looks like that of the Midwest White Oak but the leaf looks more like the Post Oak leaf in that part of the country.  Cool that they are taking down a few firs to let the hardwoods thrive.  We could send you some squirrels...

Dec 02, 2011 11:43 AM #5
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