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Rosa's Tree

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Rosa's Tree by David-Paul B. Hedberg

 

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About the film

Portland’s first Heritage Tree, an American elm, represents every tree in the city.  Only a few mighty oaks and firs that survived Stumptown’s pioneer days are older. This elm, planted in the 1870s by Rosa F. Burrell, stands as one of the city’s oldest features. The film explores one historian’s quest to find and document this and other historic trees. 

 
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About the filmmaker

David-Paul B. Hedberg is an Environmental Historian, member of the Portland Heritage Tree Committee, and is one of the anthology’s producers. With nearly a decade of experience as a historical research consultant, his work takes him across the region to protect historic resources and to develop content centered on the power and knowledge of our past. His award-winning book From Stumptown to Treetown and his work in Heritage Trees helped inspire the film anthology. Aside from his days with a camcorder in middle school, this is his first film.