Thursday, September 20, 2012
More talk of trees…
One morning last week Andrew came home from a dog walk with a request for tree identification. He had noticed, and been impressed by, a particularly large specimen nearby. Never one to boast of my tree knowledge I set off with camera in hand figuring the collective wisdom of my readers would be able to identify the tree if I could not.
But I think I know what this is…a Walnut, maybe more accurately a Black Walnut…what do you think?
I looked for it on the Concordia Street Tree Inventory map, but since it technically isn’t a street tree it isn’t listed. I did learn that my neighborhood has 4,636 street trees, made up of 82 types. The most common of which is the Maple (23%), followed by the Cherry (9.4%), and the Dogwood (7.5%). All in all 10 tree "types" make up 70% of the total...and broadleaf deciduous trees account for 96% of all my neighborhood street trees (info pulled from this map, shown below).
Volunteers in Portland have completed a tree inventory in 6 Portland neighborhoods, there were 3 more neighborhoods counted this summer for which data is not yet available. Applications for the 2013 neighborhood inventories are due January 15th, 2013, if you’re here in Portland and want to learn more visit this page.