Last Saturday was another glorious spring day; just the right kind of day to work in a different area of the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge under reconstruction. There are sections of land up river from the section where the public trails and Overlook store that are also being restored to native habitat (see map below). Hundreds of little oaks were planted some years ago to create an oak savanna. But now some trees under high power lines across the land need to be removed. The power company that owns the right of way changed its policy and doesn’t want anything over six feet tall under their wires. First step is removing the plastic sleeves protecting them from natural critters. All around the property are beautiful horse-breeding ranches, and the land is a wonderful refuge.

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