Significant Tree Hunt and Forum
Significant Tree Hunt
All three medallions have been found. Congratulations to the three hunters who found them.
And remember, just because the medallions have been found does not mean the hunt has ended. Trees A, B and C all have a letter box with a special stamp within it. Hunters who bring a piece of paper with a stamp from all three trees to the March 13 Tree Forum will receive a tree sapling as a prize.
Tree A: Pound Pear (Pyrus communis) is the largest in the state and perhaps the U.S.
Tree B: Lawson Cypress (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana) branches have a delicate, almost feathery appearance.
Tree C: English yew (Taxus baccata) has a fluted trunk and known to contain the anti-cancer drug Taxol.
Tree A: GPS coordinates are N: 45º 32.906' W: 122º 29.270' - railroad tracks to the north while a prize is found among a row of 5 trees.
Tree B: GPS coordinates are N: 45º 29.773' W: 122º 26.040' - between the names Roberts and Powell, a prize faces NE at the base of this tree.
Tree C: GPS coordinates are N: 45º 29.240' W: 122º 24.449' - Gresham Butte is to the west while a prize sits in the cavity of a tree.
Tree A: Bob Dylan's real name.
Tree B: Near a bridge and a trail.
Tree C: Surrounded by a 1 mile perimeter path.
A hint for later this week: Clue 5 will include GPS coordinates.
Tree A: A place of agriculture.
Tree B: A place to rest.
Tree C: A new place to play.
Tree A: Located in the Columbia Slough Watershed.
Tree B: Located in the Johnson Creek Watershed.
Tree C: Located along the border of Johnson Creek and Kelly Creek Watersheds.
Significant trees come in all shapes and sizes, they are all old, full of history but only at three will you find prizes.
Take part in the Significant Tree Hunt beginning March 1 and the Urban Forestry Management Plan March 13 Tree Forum. Three bronze medallions and three letter boxes with tree stamps will be hidden near three different significant trees located on City and Metro owned property throughout Gresham. Three set of clues will be posted on GreshamOregon.gov/play, Facebook and Twitter beginning March 1.
Hunters who bring one of the three numbered medallions to the March 13 Tree Forum will receive a $40 gift certificate to Drake's 7 Dees and hunters who bring a piece of paper with the stamps found in the letter boxes will receive a tree sapling.
The Urban Forestry Management Plan Tree Forum begins at 9:00 a.m. and will include:
- The awarding of the tree hunt prizes
- Free children's activities
- A display of "A Tree is Nice" paintings by East Gresham Elementary and Mt. Hood Montessori
- An open house and presentation on the economic, community and environmental benefits of trees
- A Gradin Sports Park Street Tree Arboretum design activity
Take the urban forestry tree survey to share your thoughts and opinions about trees.
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