Joseph Lane Bigleaf Maple



In this episode we look at Heritage Tree #295, the Joseph Lane Bigleaf Maple. Planted in the late 1800s in honor of the first territorial governor of Oregon, Joseph Lane, then rededicated in 1948 by Mary Albro (founder of the Pioneer Rose Association and whose husband was a descendant of Lane). This podcast also delves into the practice of planting trees in cemeteries and Lone Fir in particular. This podcast is based on original research by Joshua Justice. For more photographs of the Joseph Lane bigleaf maple and Lone Fir Cemetery, 


Host: Joshua Justice
Research: Joshua Justice

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Further Reading:

“Acer Macropyllum.” Portland Parks & Recreation. Accessed April 30, 2015.

Fuller, Kathy. “Pacific Honors Rose ‘detective’ Mary Drain Albro.” The Hillsboro Argus, August 2, 2011.

Gaston, Joseph. Portland, Oregon, Its History and Builders. Vol. 3. Chicago-Portland: S. J. Clarke Publishing, 1911.

Kelly, M. Margaret Jean. The Career of Joseph Lane, Frontier Politician. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1942.

Lone Fir Cemetery.

Mathiesen, Johan. Lone Fir: The Cemetery. Portland, OR: DeadManTalking Press, 2012.

Mirk, Sarah. Oregon History Comics, Vol. 1: Lone Fir Cemetery. Portland, OR: Dill Pickle Club, 2011.

Burns, Russell M., and Barbara H. Honkala. “Hardwoods.” In Silvics of North America. Vol. 2. Washington, D.C.: U.S Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, 1965.

Sachs, Aaron. “American Arcadia: Mount Auburn Cemetery and the Nineteenth-Century Landscape Tradition.” Environmental History 15, no. 2 (2010).

Sachs, Aaron. Arcadian America: The Death and Life of an Environmental Tradition. New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2013.