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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Guides and Walks

  • From Stumptown to Treetown: A Field Guide for Interpreting Portland's History through its Heritage Trees

  • Heritage Tree Guidebook

  • Heritage Tree App for iPhone

Heritage Tree Guidebook

This 70-page guide has maps, species descriptions, best viewing times, and more. This updated version includes an addendum with the 2017 Heritage Trees. Print copies (black and white) are available from the Urban Forestry office for $5. To receive a copy, please send a $5 check to: PP&R Urban Forestry, Heritage Tree Program, 10910 N. Denver Ave, Portland, OR 97217.

From Stumptown to Treetown

According to David-Paul B. Hedberg, Portland’s urban forest is rooted in the city’s history. Through an internship with Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry, David, a graduate student in the Department of History at Portland State University, authored a ten-stop interpretive walking tour of Portland's Heritage Trees. David’s award winning booklet, From Stumptown to Treetown: A Field Guide for Interpreting Portland’s History though its Heritage Trees, connects historic photos to living trees in the city and invites you to explore some of Portland’s oldest living features.

Historical Tree Research Guide

Learn how to research the history of trees in Portland using this guide, developed by Portland historian Dave-Paul Hedberg. The guide covers topics such as web searches, conducting interviews with community members, and how to utilize local archives.


From Stumptown to Treetown

A Field Guide for Interpreting Portland's History through its Heritage Trees by David-Paul B. Hedberg

Heritage Tree Guidebook

This 70 page guide has maps, species descriptions, best viewing times, and more. Guidebook has been updated to include new 2017 Heritage Trees.

Historical Tree Research Guide

Learn how to research the history of trees in Portland using this guide, developed by Portland historian Dave-Paul Hedberg.

PSU student projects

Podcasts, trading cards, walking tours, and more from Portland State University's Public History Lab: Heritage Trees course