Lumber is big industry in Oregon - at one time there were 71 mills operating in the Coos Bay area alone. Oregon is the only state that still asks if you want "paper or plastic."
I thought this picture was fascinating. Taken in 1890 it shows oxen pulling logs over a skid road.
Nowdays, you see lots of huge lumber trucks.
Moving down the coast, we went to see the protected Redwoods in northern California. There is a national park and several state parks. I thought the best trees were in Jedediah Smith State Park. Just past the Elk Valley Casino, where we stayed, is a beautiful narrow winding drive up Howland Hill Rd.
It took us up to Stout Grove, where there's a short walk.
The oldest trees are up to 370 feet high, but even the smaller ones are 300 feet high. It seems they grow up before they grow out.
Of course, some fall down, and looking at their root system is fascinating.
Redwoods create "burls," and if something happens to the top of the tree, the burl sprouts. I thought this one looked like an ugly old woman with large earrings smoking a cigar.