Klamath River photo by Keith Henty
Headwaters Env. Ctr. - 84 4th St., Ashland
FotoMagico show and drone video tour featuring historic trees in Lithia Park. A tribute to John McLaren, award-winning park designer and superintendent of Golden Gate Park who created Lithia Park’s original landscaping plan in 1914 and 1915. Update on Fir Grove defense campaign.
Friends of Lithia Park needs your petition signature to help demonstrate community support for designating 12 Douglas fir trees in Lithia Park as Ashland Heritage Trees, under Land Use Planning ordinance 18.4.5.060. The final decision will be made by the City Council. TO SIGN ON, fill in the form below and click SUBMIT.
PETITION TEXT: To: Ashland Parks Commission and Ashland City Council
Please endorse the Ashland Heritage Tree designation for Lithia Park's legacy grove of 12 healthy Douglas fir trees, planted by local Boy Scouts in 1916 between the Japanese Garden and the Sycamore Grove. This designation does NOT legally limit what can happen to these trees. However, it does acknowledge citizens' desire to protect them as living legacies. We treasure them for their beauty, their size, their ability to capture and store tons of carbon, and their role in 100 years of history in Ashland's world-class Lithia Park.