North Albany Natural Area hazard tree removal to start October 18

Sign posted to a tree that tree removal will be occurring in the North Albany Natural Area
Thursday, October 7, 2021

Starting October 18, Benton County Natural Areas, Parks, and Events will begin hazard tree removal within the North Albany Natural Area.

Ongoing die-off of Douglas Fir trees, has prompted the Benton County Natural Areas, Parks, and Events Department to continue hazard tree removal. The County is working with local contractors to complete removal of all dead and dying Douglas Fir trees within the natural area. Hazard trees that pose a safety risk to power lines, road, and trail system will be removed. As part of the long-term master plan goals that were adopted in 2019, Benton County will replant and support the adapted Oregon White Oak. All public access and trails within the natural area will be closed until all work is complete.

Throughout the Willamette Valley, low-elevation Douglas Fir die-off continues to occur. Although no logging will occur within the North Albany County Park during this project period, the County will continue multi-phase logging projects within all parks experiencing these issues now and in the future. 

For more information, please contact Benton County Natural Areas, Parks, and Events at 541-766-6521 or email at https://www.co.benton.or.us/community/webform/contact-us.