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Introducing the Portland Heritage Trees Guidebook (Spring 2015)

Portland Heritage Trees
Jan 15, 2014

Introducing the Portland Heritage Trees Guidebook (Spring 2015)

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What is a Portland Heritage Tree?

Portland Heritage Trees

This birch is one of 250+ protected trees around Portland.
(By Steve Terrill)

Chances are, you aren’t aware of the Portland Heritage Trees — or you are, but you don’t realize it.

Think about this: Have you ever seen a really cool tree with a plaque on it, saying what kind of tree it is?

Portland Heritage Trees

Look familiar?
(By Steve Terrill)

That’s a Portland Heritage Tree!

There are some 250 of them all over the city, in a program run by volunteers under the watch of Portland’s Urban Forestry Department.

In the spring of 2015 Paul Gerald, author of 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of PortlandBreakfast in Bridgetown, and several other titles, will publish a guidebook to the Portland Heritage Trees through his Portland-based Bacon and Eggs Press.

(Read the first blog post here:

Portland Heritage Tree #10: Oregon White Oak)

The book will feature beautiful photographs by Steve Terrill, producer of the finest calendars and photo books in Oregon.

Portland Heritage Trees

Yes, there is such a thing as a weeping cherry.
(By Steve Terrill)

Throughout the process of researching and writing the book, Paul and Steve will share stories, tidbits, and photos here on PaulGerald.com. So stay tuned to this blog, follow Paul on Google+ or subscribe to Paul’s Breakfast Bulletin to keep up with all the latest on the Portland Heritage Trees.

(Read the first blog post here:

Portland Heritage Tree #10: Oregon White Oak)

Paul Gerald

I am the author of several books on hiking, camping, eating breakfast and chilling out. I am also a freelance travel writer, publisher, hiker, and inveterate traveler.
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