Meet the eminent scientist, now 84, who vowed as a boy to protect Washington’s old-growth forests

Forestry expert Jerry Franklin pauses while talking about the importance of the understory below the old-growth giants on the nature trail at Cedar Flats Research Natural Area. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)
Forestry expert Jerry Franklin pauses while talking about the importance of the understory below the old-growth giants on the nature trail at Cedar Flats Research Natural Area. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

A look at the crucial and unique role of old trees in forest ecosystems, as explained by the nation's leading old-growth scientist, Jerry Franklin. Early on, he noted the ecological value of older trees.

THEN1: Little did 16-year-old Dave DePartee, standing near the front of the centerfield stage, know that he would be snapping one of the few surviving photos of Jimi Hendrix’s final Seattle concert on July 26, 1970. Over Hendrix’s shoulder, apartments with a view into Sicks Stadium stand atop Tightwad Hill. At upper right, a corner of the stadium scoreboard advertises Chevron gas. Jimi’s orange-red outfit provides the sole splash of color on a gray day. Credit: Dave DePartee
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Jimi Hendrix’s final home run at Sicks Stadium | Now & Then

The view of Jimi Hendrix's final Seattle concert was good from Tightwad Hill but it was even better once Jean Sherrard was allowed onto the Sicks Stadium field to get closer to the stage. Hendrix died, at the age of 27, less than two months later.

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Sol Duc Falls, Olympic National Park
2021/06/07
It’s a short, easy hike through lush rainforest to get to beautiful Sol Duc Falls in Olympic National Park. A few logs had fallen since my last visit, but it was fun to challenge myself with some compositions that were new for me. I used a Canon 5D Mark iii and 16-35mm lens.

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Soothing rainforest landscape offers a welcome escape amid hot weather

This is well-composed and perfectly lit. The motion of the Sol Duc Falls contrasts nicely with the stillness of the forest. Lots of detail to enjoy here, too. The greenest of greenery, trees that seem to fade off into forever.