David-Paul B. Hedberg is an independent historian in Portland, Oregon. He holds an MA in history from Portland State University. His research interests center on environmental history, the history of the Pacific Northwest, and public interpretation. His public history work ranges from cultural resource management to documentary films. He has developed public history programs for Portland Parks & Recreation, where he authored From Stumptown to Treetown: A Field Guide for Interpreting Portland's History Through its Heritage Trees, and served as series producer for Canopy Stories, a film anthology by NW Documentary about storied trees in Portland.
Hiroshima Peace Trees
From 2019 through 2022, thirty-four communities in Oregon planted a total of fifty-one Hiroshima Peace Trees, the progeny of Hibaku Jumoku, trees that survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan. As part of the United Nation’s Green Legacy Hiroshima Project (Mirai-Isan), communities across the globe planted the trees as …
Oregon Forests and Climate Change
How climate change affects Oregon forests and how those forests affect climate change are complex, multilayered, and urgent topics. According to a 2013 report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, climate change has driven an average temperature increase of .013°F in the Pacific Northwest in every decade since …