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7 Common Trees You’ll See When Hiking in Oregon

Whether you’re a Portland native or you just moved here a few years ago, it’s likely that what’s kept you here or drew you to the stunning Pacific Northwest is the expansive greenery and countless hikes to explore. Just stop by Powell’s bookstore, and you’ll find rows upon rows of books dedicated to local forestry […]

5 Native Pacific Northwest Trees for Your Yard

Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky. – Khalil Gibran With the ever-evolving forest environmental issue, which is affecting wildlife, ecosystems, weather patterns, and even the climate, the United States’ forests are hanging on a thread. According to the 2005 Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Global Forest Resources Assessment, from 2000 to […]

The Importance of Strong Tree Root Systems

A tree’s roots are vital in bringing nutrients and water to all other parts of the tree, anchoring the tree in the ground, determining its alignment, storing nutrients, and fighting off competition from other trees for the limited resources available. Tree roots can grow larger and wider underground than the tree’s entire canopy above the […]

How to Prevent Trees from Damaging the Sidewalk

Whether you’re in the city, suburbs or a more rural setting, you want to have trees in your neighborhood, right? They add beauty and help to purify the air. But chances are you’ve also tripped, stubbed a foot or jammed a cart or stroller into a sidewalk that has been lifted by tree roots. Not […]

How to Identify Oregon’s Most Common Trees

Whether you’re looking to get more into nature, impress your arborist friends, or simply display your Oregonian pride, you might want to learn more about the native trees of Oregon. It was our own curiosity and interest in trees that got us started in the tree care business decades ago. At Mr. Tree, we enjoy […]

Did You Know: Trees Are Required in Portland

Regardless of whether you’re new to the Portland area or you’ve lived here for a while, you may not be aware that trees aren’t a luxury in Portland. They’re a necessity. That’s because the city of Portland has tree-planting requirements when certain conditions are met. This may be surprising news to you, but our Mr. […]

The Most Resilient Trees in Oregon

Portland, Oregon has a colorful past. Most towns do here in the West. Head back in time to the 1800s and you’d find a never ending sea of green all along the Willamette River. Trees were in abundance. Different ports were cleared through the trees to make way for sea-going vessels to come in and […]

Trees to Plant That Are Native to Oregon

Over the past century, our lives have changed in many ways. Go back in time to the late 1800s and about 90 out of every 100 Americans were farmers. Today, that number has shrunk to just 2 out of 100. Urban sprawl has created concrete jungles that have changed the way we use. In the […]