Pine education project comes alive at Sunnyside Park
Forestry group, county combine efforts to showcase Ponderosas
October 19, 2022
By Larry Mauter
A Ponderosa pine education project at Sunnyside Park featuring local history was dedicated Saturday, Oct. 15.
Double-sided interpretive panels explain the history and rebound of the Willamette Valley Ponderosa pine - a separate race of pines from those growing in Eastern Oregon or south.
Along with the covered signs, a grove of 60 young pines was planted in March 2021.
Also featured in the panels is the story of Robert H. Mealey, a forester who was part of a pioneering Sweet Home family.
He established the Linn County chapter of the Oregon Small Woodlands Associ...