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Oregon Heritage Tree Program


Oregon is a state renowned for its magnificent trees and its heritage is reflected in both native and imported species. We have trees that flourished during the time of the dinosaurs (early Mesozoic) and those that were brought as nuts or seedlings by settlers along the Oregon Trail. For centuries, our economic prosperity and social customs have been intertwined with the trees among which we live.

The Heritage Tree Program is the first state-sponsored heritage tree program in the country. It was begun in 1995 under the auspices of the Travel Information Council by a dedicated group of individuals. The program was established to increase public awareness of the important contribution of trees to Oregon's history and the significant role they play in the quality of our daily life.

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Oregon Coast Trees

Eastern Oregon Trees

Metro Portland Trees

Central Oregon Trees

Willamette Valley Trees