Save Our Elms is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of street trees in Ladd’s Addition, a neighborhood in the city of Portland, Oregon.
Dear Ladd’s Addition Neighbor, For the past twenty years, volunteers and donors have worked to preserve the streetscape in Ladd’s Addition. Our focus has been on slowing the progression of Dutch Elm Disease that first arrived in 1993. For many years, we held the progression at bay. The loss of mature elms was painful, but […]
As residents, we love the trees that line our streets. And so do many of the visitors to our neighborhood. Recently, SOE received a $500 donation from a cyclist who happened upon Ladd’s Addition. Read about his experience regarding elm loss, and why he chose to be so generous… I just made a donation to […]
Curious about the age, type or health of the street tree in front of your home? It’s easy to learn more about your tree(s) by clicking here to access the latest Portland Street Trees map. Double click on your neighborhood to zoom in on your address then single click on the green circle in front […]
Fighting the Void, Filling the Void “It hurts to lose one of these trees.” Those are the words of a Ladd’s Addition neighbor who is living with an empty space in front of his home due to Dutch elm disease. Ladd’s Addition experienced elm loss again this summer in the areas near Ladd & Lavender […]