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 From the Burn Cycle: Elder on Fire, Coast Range, Oregon, 2009   Working Forest   In the blue collar forests of the Coast Range in Oregon, where I live and photograph, the soil and rain combine with forest science and technology to grow trees with astounding efficiency.  This latest project in my forest trilogy began in 2009 as an exploration of the landscape that surrounded my new home. It has become an exploration of the cyclical nature of tree farming grown in the wake of the old growth forests.   As John Perlin writes in  A Forest Journey ,  western civilization began cutting down its ancient forests in the lush valley between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers 5,000 years ago. As civilizations rose the forests fell. That process migrated up from the middle east through Europe and across the United States.   Since the first trees began to fall, artists and writers have been questioning what it means to replace the wild with a controlled, colonized and predictable landscape. With Working Forest I go beyond the views of clear cuts to examine the entire cycle of contemporary tree farming. 

From the Burn Cycle: Elder on Fire, Coast Range, Oregon, 2009

Working Forest

In the blue collar forests of the Coast Range in Oregon, where I live and photograph, the soil and rain combine with forest science and technology to grow trees with astounding efficiency.

This latest project in my forest trilogy began in 2009 as an exploration of the landscape that surrounded my new home. It has become an exploration of the cyclical nature of tree farming grown in the wake of the old growth forests. 

As John Perlin writes in A Forest Journey,  western civilization began cutting down its ancient forests in the lush valley between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers 5,000 years ago. As civilizations rose the forests fell. That process migrated up from the middle east through Europe and across the United States. 

Since the first trees began to fall, artists and writers have been questioning what it means to replace the wild with a controlled, colonized and predictable landscape. With Working Forest I go beyond the views of clear cuts to examine the entire cycle of contemporary tree farming. 

 From the Grow Cycle: Elder in Freezing Fog, Coast Range, Oregon, 2013

From the Grow Cycle: Elder in Freezing Fog, Coast Range, Oregon, 2013

 From the Cut Cycle: Gate and Clearcut, Coast Range, Oregon, 2009

From the Cut Cycle: Gate and Clearcut, Coast Range, Oregon, 2009

 From the Burn Cycle: Gate and Burning Piles, Coast Range, Oregon, 2009

From the Burn Cycle: Gate and Burning Piles, Coast Range, Oregon, 2009

 From the Grow Cycle: Gate and Young Saplings, Coast Range, Oregon, 2013

From the Grow Cycle: Gate and Young Saplings, Coast Range, Oregon, 2013

 From the Burn Cycle: Burn Pile in Morning Light (The day before the piles were lit), Coast Range, Oregon 2009

From the Burn Cycle: Burn Pile in Morning Light (The day before the piles were lit), Coast Range, Oregon 2009

 From the Burn Cycle: Burn Pile and Smoke, Coast Range, Oregon, 2009

From the Burn Cycle: Burn Pile and Smoke, Coast Range, Oregon, 2009

 From the Grow Cycle: Trees with Dying Limbs, Coast Range, Oregon, 2008

From the Grow Cycle: Trees with Dying Limbs, Coast Range, Oregon, 2008

 From the Grow Cycle: Pistol Butt Stump, Coast Range, Oregon, 2010

From the Grow Cycle: Pistol Butt Stump, Coast Range, Oregon, 2010

 From the Grow Cycle: Douglas Firs, Coast Range, Oregon, 2008

From the Grow Cycle: Douglas Firs, Coast Range, Oregon, 2008

 From the Burn Cycle: Waiting to Burn, Coast Range, Oregon, 2014

From the Burn Cycle: Waiting to Burn, Coast Range, Oregon, 2014

 From the Burn Cycle: Waiting to Burn, Coast Range, Oregon, 2014

From the Burn Cycle: Waiting to Burn, Coast Range, Oregon, 2014

 From the Burn Cycle, Piles Burning at Twilight, Coast Range, Oregon, 2009

From the Burn Cycle, Piles Burning at Twilight, Coast Range, Oregon, 2009

 From the Cut Cycle: Snapped Sapling and Stumps, Coast Range, Oregon, 2012

From the Cut Cycle: Snapped Sapling and Stumps, Coast Range, Oregon, 2012

 From the Grow Cycle: Douglas Firs, Ground Fog and Sunlight, Coast Range, Oregon, 2015

From the Grow Cycle: Douglas Firs, Ground Fog and Sunlight, Coast Range, Oregon, 2015

 From the Grow Cycle: Sapling, Fog and Morning Light, Coast Range, Oregon, 2015

From the Grow Cycle: Sapling, Fog and Morning Light, Coast Range, Oregon, 2015

 From the Cut Cycle: View From The Edge, Coast Range, Oregon, 2013

From the Cut Cycle: View From The Edge, Coast Range, Oregon, 2013

 From the Burn Cycle: View From The Edge, Coast Range, Oregon, 2009

From the Burn Cycle: View From The Edge, Coast Range, Oregon, 2009

 From the Grow Cycle: View From The Edge, Coast Range, Oregon, 2016

From the Grow Cycle: View From The Edge, Coast Range, Oregon, 2016

 From the Burn Cycle: Burn Pile and Morning Mist (The day before the piles were lit) Coast Range, Oregon, 2009

From the Burn Cycle: Burn Pile and Morning Mist (The day before the piles were lit) Coast Range, Oregon, 2009

From the Burn Cycle: Elder on Fire, Coast Range, Oregon, 2009

Working Forest

In the blue collar forests of the Coast Range in Oregon, where I live and photograph, the soil and rain combine with forest science and technology to grow trees with astounding efficiency.

This latest project in my forest trilogy began in 2009 as an exploration of the landscape that surrounded my new home. It has become an exploration of the cyclical nature of tree farming grown in the wake of the old growth forests. 

As John Perlin writes in A Forest Journey,  western civilization began cutting down its ancient forests in the lush valley between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers 5,000 years ago. As civilizations rose the forests fell. That process migrated up from the middle east through Europe and across the United States. 

Since the first trees began to fall, artists and writers have been questioning what it means to replace the wild with a controlled, colonized and predictable landscape. With Working Forest I go beyond the views of clear cuts to examine the entire cycle of contemporary tree farming. 

From the Grow Cycle: Elder in Freezing Fog, Coast Range, Oregon, 2013

From the Cut Cycle: Gate and Clearcut, Coast Range, Oregon, 2009

From the Burn Cycle: Gate and Burning Piles, Coast Range, Oregon, 2009

From the Grow Cycle: Gate and Young Saplings, Coast Range, Oregon, 2013

From the Burn Cycle: Burn Pile in Morning Light (The day before the piles were lit), Coast Range, Oregon 2009

From the Burn Cycle: Burn Pile and Smoke, Coast Range, Oregon, 2009

From the Grow Cycle: Trees with Dying Limbs, Coast Range, Oregon, 2008

From the Grow Cycle: Pistol Butt Stump, Coast Range, Oregon, 2010

From the Grow Cycle: Douglas Firs, Coast Range, Oregon, 2008

From the Burn Cycle: Waiting to Burn, Coast Range, Oregon, 2014

From the Burn Cycle: Waiting to Burn, Coast Range, Oregon, 2014

From the Burn Cycle, Piles Burning at Twilight, Coast Range, Oregon, 2009

From the Cut Cycle: Snapped Sapling and Stumps, Coast Range, Oregon, 2012

From the Grow Cycle: Douglas Firs, Ground Fog and Sunlight, Coast Range, Oregon, 2015

From the Grow Cycle: Sapling, Fog and Morning Light, Coast Range, Oregon, 2015

From the Cut Cycle: View From The Edge, Coast Range, Oregon, 2013

From the Burn Cycle: View From The Edge, Coast Range, Oregon, 2009

From the Grow Cycle: View From The Edge, Coast Range, Oregon, 2016

From the Burn Cycle: Burn Pile and Morning Mist (The day before the piles were lit) Coast Range, Oregon, 2009

 From the Burn Cycle: Elder on Fire, Coast Range, Oregon, 2009   Working Forest   In the blue collar forests of the Coast Range in Oregon, where I live and photograph, the soil and rain combine with forest science and technology to grow trees with astounding efficiency.  This latest project in my forest trilogy began in 2009 as an exploration of the landscape that surrounded my new home. It has become an exploration of the cyclical nature of tree farming grown in the wake of the old growth forests.   As John Perlin writes in  A Forest Journey ,  western civilization began cutting down its ancient forests in the lush valley between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers 5,000 years ago. As civilizations rose the forests fell. That process migrated up from the middle east through Europe and across the United States.   Since the first trees began to fall, artists and writers have been questioning what it means to replace the wild with a controlled, colonized and predictable landscape. With Working Forest I go beyond the views of clear cuts to examine the entire cycle of contemporary tree farming. 
 From the Grow Cycle: Elder in Freezing Fog, Coast Range, Oregon, 2013
 From the Cut Cycle: Gate and Clearcut, Coast Range, Oregon, 2009
 From the Burn Cycle: Gate and Burning Piles, Coast Range, Oregon, 2009
 From the Grow Cycle: Gate and Young Saplings, Coast Range, Oregon, 2013
 From the Burn Cycle: Burn Pile in Morning Light (The day before the piles were lit), Coast Range, Oregon 2009
 From the Burn Cycle: Burn Pile and Smoke, Coast Range, Oregon, 2009
 From the Grow Cycle: Trees with Dying Limbs, Coast Range, Oregon, 2008
 From the Grow Cycle: Pistol Butt Stump, Coast Range, Oregon, 2010
 From the Grow Cycle: Douglas Firs, Coast Range, Oregon, 2008
 From the Burn Cycle: Waiting to Burn, Coast Range, Oregon, 2014
 From the Burn Cycle: Waiting to Burn, Coast Range, Oregon, 2014
 From the Burn Cycle, Piles Burning at Twilight, Coast Range, Oregon, 2009
 From the Cut Cycle: Snapped Sapling and Stumps, Coast Range, Oregon, 2012
 From the Grow Cycle: Douglas Firs, Ground Fog and Sunlight, Coast Range, Oregon, 2015
 From the Grow Cycle: Sapling, Fog and Morning Light, Coast Range, Oregon, 2015
 From the Cut Cycle: View From The Edge, Coast Range, Oregon, 2013
 From the Burn Cycle: View From The Edge, Coast Range, Oregon, 2009
 From the Grow Cycle: View From The Edge, Coast Range, Oregon, 2016
 From the Burn Cycle: Burn Pile and Morning Mist (The day before the piles were lit) Coast Range, Oregon, 2009