© a Quinn Martin production
Lots of you have been asking what you can do to help. This year's resolution is to affect change on The Angeles and take back OUR forest. I will have an online petition circulating soon. Thanks everybody.

I originally wanted to blog about my adventures in the San Gabriel Mountains. I have some good stories, like the time I took a donkey to Ralph's Supermarket. But then the Station Fire started. I realized that there is much that needs to be brought to the attention of the mountain going public. Most folks are kept in the dark about how the Angeles National Forest operates. I will raise issues that are important to me, which are hopefully important to all citizens, but if you have any suggestions for discussion here, I am willing.

Here's the big agenda: Forest Supervisor Jody Noiron. I've made a few smart remarks and cryptic comments about her. But now, with the backing of some knowledgeable and trusted friends, it is time for a concerted effort to have her removed from her post. Stay tuned for details. And if you have any information you would like to contribute, anonymously or not, email me at gregsweet4@yahoo.com

I will get to some of the stories, sooner or later. Also, I want to make it clear that I no longer work at Adams' Pack Station, that these words are my own, and that the pack station is not the source of my information - they don't want trouble.

Interspecific Competition

Oh, how I wish I speak like Sam Elliott or Stacy Keach...


Greg Sweet said...

The fire scar on the Oak may actually be from the 1992 fire.

Bellis said...

This entanglement/struggle for survival of the two trees is something I've missed despite walking past them countless times. I will now look out for them, wish them both well. But I think I should tell you that the last fire in Eaton Canyon was in October 1993. I'm heartened by the way it's recovered. Maybe in another 16 years, our burnt forest will again look as green as this.

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

I know that oak survive fires. My aunt's family had property in Julian. They had a huge oak on the land that had survived a fire a century earlier. The fire had burned out the pith so the oak continued growing on the area below the bark (???has a name) to huge dimensions. My question is do pines have that ability to adapt? (as in our pines) Ecologically aren't they like ice age fossils and expected to die out over time? I know they have stands of pines near grizzly flats that were a result of figuring out smog adapted crosses over at the SD experimental forest.

incidentally, the San Diego fires of a few years back took that old oak out.