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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Yard Trees from 2017

The trees selected for this giveaway were chosen because they grow well in Portland, are low-maintenance, offer multiple ecosystem services such as purifying our air and keeping our rivers clean. Plus, they are down-right beautiful trees! Click here for more information on the trees.

Need help choosing what type of tree will work in your yard and where to plant it? Check out Right Tree, Right Place from the Arbor Day Foundation.

Large Trees

  • Gingko (Gingko biloba)
  • Katsura tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum)
  • Dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) 
  • Oregon white oak  (Quercus garryana)
  • Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)
  • Scarlet oak  (Quercus coccinea)
  • Giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum
  • Western red cedar (Thuja plicata)
  • Pacific ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa var. benthamiana)

Medium Trees

  • American hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana)
  • Heartland catalpa (Catalpa speciosa 'Heartland')  
  • Northern catalpa (Catalpa speciosa)
  • Purple beech (Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii') 
  • Black tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica)
  • Skyline honeylocust (Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis 'Skyline')
  • Silverleaf oak (Quercus hypoleucoides)