Deep Forest, Bugs and a nod to Oregon History

Deep Forest, Bugs and a nod to Oregon History


Forest, dirt roads, and nods to history are a few of my favorite things. My grandfather owned a logging company and blazed trail for many of Oreogn's dirt roads we all love to ramble down. 
 We all have special family moments and places and things that tie us to the past. Special curated pieces in our homes that give us that memory of feeling of home - are fun to create!


  I have decided to explore the possibilities of creating furniture art that gives a nod to Oregon's history. I will be calling this series "History RePaints Itlself"

  With the IOD Spring release,  Millots Pages transfer was able to take a garage sale find and turn it into functional furniture art.


Because of the. many bugs that look like pages and pages of good research- I choose the bug collection from the Millots Pages .

 The Ashland Entomology Field Office was hub for insect resarch and preserving the Douglas Fir Timber  and Hemlock. The Ashland Burue became one of the first permenent Field Stations in the United States. 

From 1915 to 1919 the Ashland Station carried on a series of studies of bark beetle infestations in the Rogue River and Klamath River watersheds. These studies led to new research methods. 

 Early Entomologist gave valuable date for future generations to preserve our forests. Unfortunately , early scientest were not aware of how much their ealry research would impact todays forests. Today's entomologists study the bark beetle, with techniques and former data used my the early entomologist.

 Without sciece and dedicated professionals, our forests would not be as vibrant and healthy as they are today. 


  So - hug a tree, hug a scientist, and go out and get creative!

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