Tabor Tree Project – Part Two begins October 28, 2021

Beginning in the Fall of 2020, we began the Citizen Science Project called the “Tabor Tree Project” in Portland, Oregon. An old growth forest nestled upon a dormant volcano in the SE of the city, this group of Citizen Scientists identified a diversity of species and ages of trees. Dr. Gossen wiill return with the assistance with the Friends of Mt. Tabor, led by Hap Pritchard to train a new group of volunteers, to continue the ecological health of this old growth forest which consists of mostly Douglas Fir, Big Leaf Maples, London Planetrees, Rowans, a Dawn Redwood, Sequoias, and more. We will be adding a Moon Tree to this living landscape in 2022. Awarded two grants to continue this project, the Mazamas Conservation Grant will be used to set up the data collection for the project with purchasing a laptop and printer. The second grant awarded from the Ronin Institute will be directly supporting the new training upcoming adding new Citizen Scientists to the collective, as well as new data collection expanding the ecology of the forest adding in plant allies, soil information, cloud and landscape changes noting rainfall and climate changes. We are thrilled to begin Part Two and if you are in the Portland, Oregon area please contact the Friends of Mt. Tabor to sign up for the training sessions, ( and see the Portland Hiking Meetup Group for daily Tree Medicine Hikes led by Dr. Gossen. (


For Tabor Tree Project Field Report No. 1 (click link below)

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