Motorists driving along East Evergreen Boulevard are now welcomed to the Edgewood Park Neighborhood with brightly colored signs featuring friendly ...
(Steven Lane/The Columbian)
October 22, 2011
Commercial harvesters of noble fir boughs on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest are required to trim only the lower branches to assure that the trees survive. Nobles thrive on high-elevation plantations where the forest canopy has not yet closed. The boughs, harvested in October for holiday wreaths and other decorations, are popular with florists and provide a cash crop for the forest that was worth $460,000 last year