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Douglas Fir

Words from a Douglas Fir: "Stop Hanging Your Balls on My Branches"

John Blumenthal | Posted 12.18.2016 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

After being savagely butchered, I am now separated from my family, tied up with ropes and thrown on somebody's car roof. I notice that hundreds of my friends and relatives are suffering the same fate. What happened? All of a sudden there's a tree pogrom?

I'm Still Standing -- Working Vertically

Robbie Vorhaus | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Robbie Vorhaus

I finally got off my butt, gave away my office desk, and I'm now committed to standing. Sitting for work, everything I did blurred together. Standing...

Lessons From Sawdust

Joe S. Whitworth | Posted 03.15.2014 | Green
Joe S. Whitworth

Our family moved just north of Portland, Oregon, on a homestead in the tiny Rock Creek drainage. Not three months after we got there, we were awakened in the pre-dawn hours by chainsaws felling 100-foot Douglas firs that crashed down across the slopes facing our property. It shook our windows and it shook our kids.

Parksville, Qualicum Beach a Short Getaway From Vancouver

Sandra Thomas | Posted 07.29.2013 | Travel
Sandra Thomas

We were standing in the free-flying room of the World Parrot Refuge, home to more than 800 abandoned or former breeding-stock parrots from more than 50 species, located on Alberni Highway in Coombs.

Christmas Tree Trimming Tips

Winston Sih | Posted 02.06.2013 | Parents
Winston Sih

Hunting for the ideal tree can often feel more like a chore than a pleasure, but with a little organization and these helpful tips, your family will be able to enjoy the perfect tree over the holidays.