This was my fourth visit to the City of Roses, but my first visit to Concordia, which includes the Alberta Arts district. I walked the four-mile route with my mother-in-law, a lifelong tree lover and we were particularly taken by the section of NE Ainsworth Street that we covered. What made this section so special is that it was part of the Linear Arboretum, a "unique museum of street and yard trees planted [by Friends of Trees] beginning in 2000...to inspire homeowners to plant these seldom-seen varities to increase the city's species diversity."
It started to rain so I had to protect my camera under my rain jacket. But I did get to capture this one amazing tree. Now if only I could identify it! Sadly, I didn't note the address so I can't use the Friends of Trees link to figure it out!
This program is just one more thing on my list of things to love about Portland. I did find out while writing this post that my current town has a Tree Ordinance, so that's a start!
Does your town have a similar program to Portland's Friends of Trees? Please give it a shout out in the comments! And if you know the species of this tree, please also let me know in the comments. :)