Laurelhurst Park in SE Portland was designed in 1912 by Emanuel Mische, longtime horticultural expert for the famous landscape architects the Olmsted Brothers. It features a pond, walking paths and, according to a 2010 survey, nearly 1000 trees from 115 species. Among them are five rare deciduous Dawn Redwoods. Long thought extinct and reintroduced to North America in the 1940s, these examples of Oregon’s State Fossil are now alive and well in Laurelhurst, dropping their thin golden leaves each autumn.
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The Old Growth pattern is also available separately on Ravelry for $6.