DEXTER, Ore. - Dexter State Recreation Site is removing 300 Douglas-fir trees as part of a natural restoration project.
The trees tagged for cutter are smaller, mostly 6 to 8 inches in diameter.
The goal is to allow more sunlight through to the native white oak savanna, said Julie Whalen, manager of the park.
The white oak savanna is an endangered ecosystem. Some of the last existing regions are located in the southern Willamette Valley in places like Buford Park around Mount Pisgah.
Whalen said the cutting has nothing to do with the frisbee golf course - and that some in the frisbee golf community are frustrated because the trees have provided challenging obstacles.