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Parkdale’s Ponderosa Pine in the Hood River Valley
Parkdale Ponderosa Pine

By Mary Pellegrini

Parkdale’s Ponderosa Pine in the Hood River Valley

Parkdale Ponderosa PineThis magnificent landmark on the north slope of Mt. Hood is estimated to be about 600 years old. If Columbus had come to Oregon in 1492 he would have seen this tree already growing into a vigorous young sapling. When measured in the year 2000 it was 21.5 feet in circumference, 8 feet in diameter and 168′ tall. You can see this tree from about anywhere in the valley as it towers over the acres and acres of fruit trees. It’s on the Halliday property about a half mile south of the Baseline Dr – Cooper Spur junction in Parkdale, Oregon.

The innkeepers at Parkdale’s Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast are working to get this tree recognized as an Oregon Heritage Tree. We’ll keep you posted

April celebrates Arbor Day and Earth Day

I’ve been writing a series of blog posts for the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild, highlighting the magnificent trees in Oregon. 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. Many of these trees, but not all, have been recognized as Oregon Heritage Trees. Read about the on. our. blog under the ‘Oregon History’ category.

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 and 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.’

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We’re your home base for exploring  and enjoying the Hood River Valley and beyond. After a full day, you’ll love the peace and tranquility of the Old Parkdale Inn. Relax in the gardens, perhaps with your favorite beverage, by the bonfire, roast some s’mores, weather permitting of course.

What’s to do

The Hood River Fruit Loop is located in the beautiful Hood River Valley at the foot of majestic Mt. Hood offering you a variety of wines, fruits, vegetables, flowers, ciders, and food. Outdoor adventures such as kayaking, windsurfing, skiing, snow boarding, and hiking await. Mt. Hood Meadows, Cooper Spur Mountain Resort, and Timberline Ski areas are only a short drive away, as is the Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood National Forest where trails and wildlife abound.

Book your stay at the Old Parkdale Inn and take advantage of our partnerships for adventure discounts

Stay Play Ski and Relax Vacationsrequest promo code for discount Timberline lift tickets
Wet Planet Whitewater Adventures – ask us about a discount code for $10 off your raft adventure
Cascade Canyon Guide – request code for 20% off trips
Offers for our registered guests only and must be redeemed during your stay.

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