Perhaps you know that the city of Portland, Oregon has a Heritage Tree Program in which over 300 trees have been recognized for their size, age, historical, and/or horticultural significance. Perhaps you’ve also seen that one of our Cycle365-ists has written about his own “Portland Heritage Tree Quest” on his Cycleblaze blogs. If I remember correctly, he succeeded in finding and photographing every one of them.
Now that he’s back from the Croatia/Italy tour, he’s even gone back to revisit a few of them. That’s what gave me the idea to conduct a tree quest of my own, right here in MY Town.
That’s what I did today, and this is the perfect time of year to be doing it. There are almost no leaves left on the trees, which means they have lost their view-blocking qualities. That allows one to see other trees in the distance. Additionally, in wintertime the wooden framework of the trees must stand on their own merit without the adornment of colorful leaves. That’s a lot of pressure.
MY Town does not have a huge variety of trees, nor does it have uniquely beautiful trees. But it does have a LOT of trees. I’m going to display a few of them in the pictures that follow.
That concludes my tour for today. I’ll update my Hare-Brained Tree Quest as often as necessary, or until I get boo-ed off the stage, so to speak.