Urban Forestry

Last year the Oregon Heritage Tree Committee honored Paul Ries with it highest distinction, the Maynard C. Drawson Memorial Award. In honoring Ries, the committee noted his dedication to the heritage tree program, from personally inspecting candidates to spreading the word about the program throughout the state.

Ries heads up the graduate certificate program in urban forestry at Oregon State University’s College of Forestry, where he has also served as an instructor and Extension agent