Oak lives on for Arbor Week

Peter Kenagy guided a saw blade horizontally through the massive trunk of a 214-year-old Oregon white oak Thursday morning at his farm in North Albany.

The 3-inch thick slabs he cut go to West and South Albany high schools, where shop students will mill the wood further and use it to make furniture, all in celebration of Arbor Week, April 5-9, said Mark Azevedo of the Albany Tree Commission. He arranged this year’s project.

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