When Jim and Judy Davis moved to their property in Granite Falls two and a half years ago, the trees in their 25-acre forest were healthy.
Then the hemlocks started to turn brown. “Just dead tree after dead tree," said Jim Davis.
It’s not just hemlocks. Western red cedars and big-leaf maples are struggling as well. All three species are native to western Washington.
In 2018, forest entomologists found that nearly 500,000 acres of Washington’s forests had some level of damage.
Follow our link in bio to read the full story.
📷:Trees are shown through fog on Friday, April 5, 2019, in the Hoh Rainforest on the Olympic Peninsula. @_MeganFarmer
Oranges and blues all day
This shot was taken from a large driftwood log that had a small pool of water on it. From camera level it makes it look really big, but it was probably only a drinking glass’s amount of water.
Today marks 2 1/2 years with my favorite human! 💚💚💚 It also marks the last day of my 3+ year streak of going without a haircut, so after today mine and Shane's competition to see who can grow their hair longer will be slightly better matched 💇♀️ anyway enjoy this picture of us because we're hot even though my fashion of choice is hamburger patterned socks
Thank you to everyone who wished me happy birthday yesterday! I would like to thank @cameronthomsenphotography for taking a picture of me during my stay here in Seattle. The pictures turned out beautifully. Can't wait to share many more. 😊
1 3754 minutes ago
Waking up with the morning light.. been digging these shorter backpacking trips where I can bring unnecessary items like this blankie
Lake with a view! We arrived to Summit Lake and the skies were covered in clouds. We were sad that Rainier wasn’t even showing but we decided to set up our hammocks and wait it out. Two hours later, right at sunset, the clouds disappeared and we were left with this view.
Olympic National Park is an American national park located in the State of Washington, on the Olympic Peninsula. The park has four regions: the Pacific coastline, alpine areas, the west side temperate rainforest and the forests of the drier east side. Within the park there are three distinct ecosystems which are subalpine forest and wildflower meadow, temperate forest, and the rugged Pacific coast. •