The Missing Forest
Remnants, Vol. I
Throughout the Pacific Mountain System within Oregon and Washington, giant stumps serve as monuments to mankind's ability to alter the planet on a colossal scale. They stand as evidence of a sprawling forest that was home to enormous trees, some large enough to drive an automobile through and many older than the European colonization of the Americas.
Today, this forest shares little resemblance with its replacement; vast stands of smaller trees blanket the region and obscure evidence of its past. However, hidden between the thicket of trunks are magnificent stumps. They are scattered throughout the forest where they are testaments to the seizure of their towering extensions. By examining these individual stumps, it becomes possible to envision the missing forest and to contemplate our relationship with the natural world.