Sustainability at Reed
Reed College is committed to responsible stewardship of its campus environment and is aware that our actions and decisions impact our city, our region, and our planet.
Reed College Canyon
In the middle of the Reed campus is a 27.9-acre canyon that holds the headwaters of Crystal Springs Creek. The canyon website gives information about the plants and animals found in that habitat, as well as updates about the ongoing restoration effort.
Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden
Just across the street from Reed, you'll find the Crystal Springs
Rhododendron Garden. It's a small park (only 5 acres) but it includes
several older trees and a huge variety of rhododendrons.
Eastmoreland Golf Course
The other big wooded area across the street from Reed is the Eastmoreland
golf course, the second-oldest golf course in Oregon. The course
includes at least one designated Portland Heritage Tree, as well
as a computer-designed artificial stream to improve salmon habitat.
The Hoyt Arboretum is located in the West Hills of Portland, near
the Washington Park Zoo. Founded in 1928, the arboretum now features
more than 800 species of trees and shrubs, including one of the
nation's largest conifer collections. The complete list of their plant collection is available online.
Friends of Trees
Portland's only nonprofit tree planting organization, Friends of
Trees brings neighbors together for tree planting and tree care
projects along city streets, in urban natural areas and on school
grounds. Friends of Trees also distributes information on how to
protect our urban trees and provides educational information for
children and adults.
Trees of the Pacific Northwest
This site is maintained by the College of Forestry at Oregon State
University, and it's a great resource if you're trying to learn
about native Oregon conifers. They've got a page for each species,
with photographs and a list of distinguishing features. There's
also an on-line dichotomous key.
This site is also from OSU and it gives photos and information for more than 800 plants commonly used in landscaping. The design is a little clunky and the pages are slow to load, but it offers a wealth of information.
H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest
The Andrews Experimental Forest is located in the Oregon Cascades,
just an hour's drive east of Eugene, and is managed cooperatively
by OSU and the USFS. Their web site provides a good variety of experimental
data, as well as information on many of the research projects going
Oregon Department of Forestry
Most of the information relates to the management of state forest
lands, but they do have a page on Urban & Community Forestry.