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Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Heritage Trees of Portland

Online Via Zoom

Tuesday, July 21 2020, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM


Learn about the over 300 Heritage Trees of Portland!


Event Types > Community Events


Heritage Trees are trees that have been formally recognized by City Council for their unique size, age, historical or horticultural significance. There are over 300 Heritage Trees throughout Portland, ranging from 15' tall to 248' tall and over 120 unique tree species.

SE Portland has the most Heritage Trees with 105, while east of SE 82ndAve. and I-205 only has 5! Anyone can nominate a Heritage Tree, and at this workshop, we will learn more about what makes these trees so special, how you can nominate a tree, and where to find which ones live in your neighborhood!


Details on how to participate in this Zoom presentation will be sent by email.


Oregon White Oak

Image: Heritage Tree #4 Oregon White Oak

Photo Credit: Steve Terrill Photography 


Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry's mission is to manage and ensure Portland's urban forest infrastructure for current and future generations. Portland’s urban forest consists of 236,000 street trees, 1.2 million park trees, and innumerable private property trees. Urban Forestry is involved in managing or regulating all of these trees to differing degrees. Urban Forestry staff issue permits for planting, pruning, and removal of all public and some private trees and are on call 24/7 to respond to tree emergencies.
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