For those who missed out on last week’s OTE Heritage Tree event at the Oregon Department of Forestry, here’s an opportunity to see what happened at the awards ceremony. You might even recognize a few of the volunteers and staff who worked diligently to launch this year’s Class of 2015 Heritage Trees.
Several speakers stepped up to the podium, including OTE Executive Director Nancy DeSouza, Chair of the Oregon Heritage Tree Committee Roger Brandt, Oregon Garden Club’s Marcia Whitelock, and Paul Ries of OSU’s Urban Forestry. Brian French from Ascending the Giants was the Maynard Drawson Memorial Award’s very first recipient.
The weather cooperated swimmingly with a parting of the clouds. Several hundred wild geese were in attendance on the forestry grounds, and some attendees caught a glimpse of two newly hatched goslings parading about with their proud parents.
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