Grand Fir at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast
The Grand Fir at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast, Abies grandis, was planted in front of Charles and Lillian Craven’s new home in 1910. The Craven House was built in the fertile valley on the north slope of Mt. Hood. The home was converted into a bed and breakfast in 1998
- Approx. height: 140′
- Age: 112 years
- Circumference: 15′
- Abies grandis
April celebrates Arbor Day and Earth Day and we’ve recognized some Magnificent Oregon Trees all month.
Hope you’ve enjoyed learning about the history of these trees and their contribution to our Oregon History and Culture.
Arbor Day, much like Earth Day, is a holiday that celebrates nature. Its purpose is to encourage people to plant trees and this year the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild took the opportunity to recognizes our unique, magnificent trees throughout the month of April. We won’t stop here. So many more Oregon Heritage Trees we’ll be out and about searching for more Many of the trees we highlighted, but not all, have been recognized as Oregon Heritage Trees.
Oregon Heritage Trees – Trees that Tell an Historic Story
Oregon has a vast amount of ancient trees across the state that are reminders of not only the their longevity but as their importance to the environment and our Oregon Heritage. Many have been recognize by the Oregon Travel Information Council in their Oregon Heritage Tree program.
These Trees Tell Stories
‘Honored groves, single trees or groups of trees have something in common with one another no matter what the species: they are trees that tell a story; trees that confound and astound; trees that educate both Oregonians and visitors about significant people or events from the past; trees that have survived natural disasters or stand as silent sentries to the passage of time. And that’s only a small part of what makes an Oregon Heritage Tree compelling.’
Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.
Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. Oregon’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places was lifted on March 12.
After mask guidelines are lifted:
● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.
● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.
We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.
Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Our inns are doing everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.