August Challenge: the Portland Heritage Tree Quest

Last day of August!  I’ve just got time for one last challenge post before closing the book. This one has lots  of trees, but I featured the skeleton of a dying Sycamore maple out of respect.  The post as a whole though might interest both tree and quest fans, because it’s the first stage of a quest to see an instance of each species protected by the Portland Heritage Tree ordinance.  I imagine I’ll post all of the other stages in the quest too, but this is the only one that satisfies this month’s challenge.

Also, as a reminder of next month’s challenge, here’s an example of Rodriguez getting back in line:

This is just a placeholder for now. I’ll add a real description when I get more time.

4 response to "August Challenge: the Portland Heritage Tree Quest"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: August 30, 2019

    Nice collection of trees!

    The Grand Fir is the tree I couldnt identify — but the needle arrangement is spot on. Thanks!

    Im not familiar with sycamore oaks, or sycamore maples — plain old sycamores I am, and they are a total pain year round. Huge leaves, wont rake, hard to mulch, and blow all over in the slightest wind. No love for in-town sycamores here, but, boy, they sure have a great woodsy fragrance.

    • By: Scooter Posted: August 30, 2019

      Sycamore maple, a different species than the American sycamore, a variety of plane tree. They’re a European tree, where they’re now simply as a sycamore, to distinguish them from a true plane tree. And unlike yourself, I love American sycamores. I see they’re the broadest trunked hardwood in our forests.

  2. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: August 31, 2019

    That’s a great quest Scott. You might even find the holy grail of trees.

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