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Portland State of Mind: From Stumptown to Treetown

History and Heritage Trees - join us October 28!

What: From Stumptown to Treetown - Interpreting Portland's History through its Heritage Trees

When: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Where: Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU), Browsing Lounge, room 238, 1825 SW Broadway Ave.

Portland's urban forest is rooted in the city's history, and as the landscape of Portland changes, Heritage Trees remain some of our city’s oldest living artifacts. Join historian David-Paul B. Hedberg as he uses historic photographs, archival collections, and living trees to explore the stories of Portland’s past. An introduction will be given by PSU Assistant Professor of History Catherine McNeur.

David-Paul B. Hedberg is the author of From Stumptown to Treetown: A Field Guide for Interpreting Portland’s History through its Heritage Trees, a booklet he published during an internship for Urban Forestry in 2014. He has a background in environmental history and cultural resource management. He is the 2014-2016 Caroline P. Stoel Editorial Fellow for the Pacific Historical Review. You can follow him on Instagram and Twitter

Catherine McNeur​, Ph.D. ​is Assistant Professor of Environmental History and Public History at Portland State University.​ ​She is the author of Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in the Antebellum Cit​y​, a book that has received numerous awards, including the American Society of Environmental Historians' George Perkins Marsh prize for best book in environmental history, and the New York Society Library's Hornblower Award for a First Book. She teaches courses on urban environments, global environmental history, American environmental history, the history of food, American history, historic preservation, and heritage trees.

Cost: Free and open to the public

Contact: Chelsea Bailey,, 503-725-2232