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Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Trees of Merit

Trees of Merit are trees that were nominated as Heritage Trees, though for various reasons, did not receive the Heritage Tree designation. These noteworthy trees are worth a visit!

Species

Location

Comments

American elm (Ulmus americana)

SW Market (between SW 11th & 12th Ave.)

 

7921 SE 31st Ave.

 

NW 20th Ave. & Everett

 

Bigleaf maple (Acer macrophyllum)

1040 SE 78th

Height 68', Spread 80.5',

Circumference 8.5'

Black walnut (Juglans nigra)

910 N Fremont

 

SE 21st Ave. & Brooklyn

 

3437 SW Kelly Ave.

 

Carolina poplar (Populus x

canadensis)

2606 SE 43rd Ave.

2 trees

Cherry (Prunus avium)

1565 SE Umatilla

 

Cherry (Prunus spp.)

6726 SE 17th Ave.

 

Coast redwood (Sequoia

sempervirens)

9519 SW 2nd Ave.

 

Common horsechestnut (Aesculus

hippocastanum)

4044 NE 32nd Pl.

 

Dawn redwood (Metasequoia

glyptostroboides)

6805 NE 32nd Ave.

 

Deodar cedar (Cedrus deodara)

3210 NE Shaver

5 trees in the right-of-way.

Height 80'.

Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)

Powell Butte Nature Park (16160

SE Powell Blvd., 45E 29.273 N,

122E 30.769 W)

Height 160',

Circumference 20'

8912 SE Claybourne

Located next to the first

home built in Lents

7425 SE 17th Ave

In backyard; Height 110',

Circumference 11',

Spread 55'

European beech (Fagus sylvatica)

SE 47th Ave. & Stark

In parking lot

Giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron

giganteum)

3640 SW Dosch Rd.

Seedling brought from

California by Dr. Meyers,

first dean of the University

of Oregon Medical School,

and planted at his house in

1926

2738 SE 19th Ave.

3 trees planted in the 1940s

2336 SW Osage

 

3010 NE Holladay

4 trees planted in the right-

of-way in the 1950s

2331 SW Cactus Dr.

 

Japanese maple (Acer palmatum)

703 NE 69th Ave.

 

Japanese snowbell (Styrax japonicus)

4185 SW Council Crest Dr.

Planted in the early 1950s

by landscape architect

Barbara Fealy

London planetree (Platanus x

acerifolia)

5622 N Boston Ave.

2 trees

5420 SE 40th Ave.

 

Monkey puzzle (Araucaria araucana)

3122 NE 47th Ave.

 

Northern red oak (Quercus rubra)

6411 SW Dover

8 trees

337 SW Kingston Ave.

 

3644 NE Flanders

 

Oregon myrtle (Umbellularia

californica)

7216 N Oatman Ave.

 

9236 N Seneca

 

Oregon white oak (Quercus garryana)

Willamette Park (SW Macadam

Ave. & Nebraska)

17 trees along the eastern edge

255 SE 33rd Ave.

in backyard; Height 75'

Circumference 12.1',

Spread 90'

Silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

4521 SE Clay

 

Spanish chestnut (Castanea sativa)

600 SE 55th Ave.

This tree possibly remains

from the late 1800s

Prettyman Nursery (SE

55th was originally named

Prettyman Ave.)

Tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

1510 SE 57th Ave.

 

4262 NE Senate

2 trees

9833 N Ivanhoe

 

Umbrella pine (Sciadopitys verticillata)

2416 NE 20th Ave.

 

Western red cedar (Thuja plicata)

N Lombard & Columbia Blvd.

Grave site of Fred Ramsey,

who died in 1895 (Ramsey

Lake is named after him)

2315 NE 53rd Ave.

 

Yellow buckeye (Aesculus flava)

2416 NE 20th Ave.

2 trees