Boardman Oregon Tree Farm
This is a heads up to photographers that might be planning a visit to Boardman, Oregon to photograph the poplar tree farm.
This past spring I was on a two week photo tour which included Washington State and Oregon. A friend that joined me wanted to spend some time photographing the popular, poplar tree farm seen along Interstate 84 in Boardman, Oregon. I’d seen and photographed this location a few times in the fall but not earlier in the year. I was certain I knew exactly where this place was but drove past it twice as everything looked entirely different than just six months earlier.
Finally, after stopping at the mill office where you must go to get permission to be on the property, I found out that the trees were all being clear-cut and replaced as a dairy and potato farm. MANY of the trees had already been removed at that time and so by this fall you may not have many if any left. I know it will take a few years for all to be of a size to cut but just thought I’d post this so you’d not be surprised. Here’s more information if interested.
Let me and others know what you’ve found if you’re from the area or after your autumn visit. Happy shooting!
Beautiful images. Thank you for sharing and thank you for your updates on Boardman. After hearing of the sale I’ve been planning to go this October but I had heard that the new owners were not allowing photographers on the land any more. Can you let me know a little more about your experience as far as permissions go? I tried to call but can’t get anyone to answer the phone.