Nearly half of our state is covered by forests, but the tremendous variations in Oregon’s geography provide a wide range of tree species. While the Douglas fir and Sitka spruce near the Oregon Coast are ready for high winds and unrelenting moisture, the arid ponderosa pine forests east of the Cascade Mountains have adapted to thrive in the face of dry summers and regular, low-intensity fires.
It can be tough to identify all 65 native tree species in Oregon, but this guide will help you identify the more common ones. Explore below, download a pdf to take with you on the trail, or stop by our office in Portland to pick up a poster to hang up at home.
10 Common Oregon Trees
It may take a while before you can spot the differences between all 65 tree species native to Oregon, but these ten are a great place to start. Keep an eye out on your next walk through the neighborhood or hike in the mountains.