I spend my days driving kids around, and as I go my eye is drawn to things that are green and growing, mostly trees. I am not an arborist, nor do I have any horticultural credentials. I have a bachelor’s degree in biology and work experience as a wetland scientist and in natural resources and wildlife science. I come from a long lineage of nature nuts and gardeners.
This blog gives voice to my otherwise silent obsession. It’s a place to collect and present information about trees – species, varieties, what lives and thrives in my local environment of Portland, Oregon, and what doesn’t. I also want to encourage conversation about trees, gardening, urban forestry, tree preservation, community building through tree planting, and to increase awareness of and appreciation for trees in general, and particularly in urban settings.
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