SPRING THING, our annual Spring/Summer Startup exhibition, has taken new form as a Champion Tree Planting Project hosted by Point.B Studio. This project "sprung" from years of work during our Rural Design Collective Mentoring Program. You can read more about it here and watch the full-length movie, "The Beginning of the Sustainable World", we produced for an event at the Savoy Theater here.
In November 2018, our first sapling was planted behind the studio building on 351 6th Street in Port Orford, Oregon. This tree has grown substantially since then as shown in a recent photo taken in April 2020.
On October 17 2019, three more saplings were planted at our Sixes River Site. All three are visible in the panoramic image (click on the image for a larger view) and in our timelapse video below (Tree planting by Darren Evans and Rebecca Malamud; Music by Nathan Malamud; Cameo by Tucker 😃 ):
Each tree was carefully prepared and the soil amended to specification before planting at the designated site up Sixes River colloquially known as "Mt. Philo" just beyond a well established new growth forest.
The next series of photos show each tree as they appeared at the time of planting before the Oregon seasonal rains in 2019 (at left), and how they appeared in Spring 2020 (at right). All trees are displaying vertical growth as well as healthy new green shoots on each branch.
We believe that this one is from the Barrett Stump but it did not have an identifying tag. It appears to be from the first batch of trees that were planted at Pacific High School in 2013. We created a movie to document the planting at the high school. 2019 photo is on the left; 2020 photo on the right.
This is definitely from the Barrett Stump and is marked by an identifying tag. 2019 photo is on the left; 2020 photo on the right. Click on an image for a larger view.
Sequoia Sempvirens from Livingstone Redwood Ranch (Cutting Date 09-13-13). 2019 photo is on the left; 2020 photo on the right.
This video created by Nathan Malamud for Earth Day 2015 also features trees from the same batch of cuttings:
Another excellent movie by Nathan Malamud on the topic created in 2018. Archangel Ancient Tree Archive's David Milarch is interviewed in the film:
SEE ALSO: Our art editions by the same name released during the second annual SPRING THING exhibition, SPRING THING II.