Vancouver bike tour to focus on city's historic trees

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A bicycle tour through downtown Vancouver will lead participants to a selection of notable trees in the city's historic core.

The Heritage Tree Bicycle Tour, hosted by the city's Urban Forestry program, begins at 6 p.m. Thursday as part of the regular TreeTalk workshop series. The ride starts and ends at Esther Short Park, 600 S.W. Columbia St.

Organizers describe the route as an easy 4-mile trek through downtown. It will stop at 10 locations, covering information on each tree's historical significance and legacy in the community.

Participants must wear helmets and obey all traffic laws during the ride, according to the city. The ride is free, but space is limited to 25 bicyclists. To register in advance, people can call 360-487-8308 or email urbanforestry@cityofvancouver.us.