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By: Noelle S.
Location: Cully

This Oregon white oak towers over a small patch of native Willamette Valley meadow. Cully Grove's first workparty in 2012 was removing ivy that was growing around the base.
By: Jonathan C.
Location: Kenton

I once saw a guy scooping up stuff off the ground and I was really confused about what was going on. So, I asked him "what are you doing?" and he said he was harvesting acorns to make acorn meal. I didn't know that you could eat acorns until he e...
By: Jason L.

This is a large Ponderosa Pine that is located on a private residence near Sitton Elementary School. It dominates the view west from the lot south of the school. It is very visible in a panorama shot during the Disney movie "Timmy Failure". The scen...
By: Adriana L.
Location: Sunnyside

This giant tree of heaven must be the source of many of the young trees of heaven on the block. Under the decks, dozens of tree seedlings attempt to rise to the sun and take over. Dozens of seedlings pop up each year, most aren't fully contained as t...
By: Noelle S.
Location: Cully

This grand Oregon oak is an anchor for our community. We celebrated groundbreaking beneath its branches in 2012, hosted our very first monthly work party removing ivy, sheet mulching and planting Willamette Valley natives within its dripline. It has...
By: Basil B.

One of this clump of trees hosted bald eagle babies in 2021.
By: Christian B.
Location: Downtown

This tree overlooks a part of Portland States Campus called the King Albert Field. When I lived downtown I used to hang out in this field consistently with friends and alone, the tree would always be there watching over us. It was an easy way to reco...
By: Tiffany L.
Location: Sunnyside

This Doug Fir tree was brought home when the boy living in this home was in elementary school at Glencoe Elementary about 35 years ago. It was a tiny sapling then and now it's quite large! It survived a big house fire about 10 years ago that required...
By: Tiffany L.
Location: Sunnyside

This Doug Fir tree was brought home when the boy living in this home was in elementary school at Glencoe Elementary about 35 years ago. It was a tiny sapling then and now it's quite large! It survived a big house fire about 10 years ago that required...
By: Catherine M.
Location: Eastmoreland

The following note was given to me by our neighbor across the street in 1989: Aug.1989 The Fir Tree Brought from Port Orford in 1972. 1--1 1/2 feet high. Mrs Smith's son who is in the forest service brought it up.
By: Catherine M.
Location: Eastmoreland

The following note was given to me by our neighbor across the street in 1989: Aug.1989 The Fir Tree Brought from Port Orford in 1972. 1--1 1/2 feet high. Mrs Smith's son who is in the forest service brought it up.
By: Linda M.
Location: Richmond

A beautiful tree that has sheltered our home and front garden of woodland native plants for many years. It was originally planted to celebrate the holiday of TuB'shevet many years ago.
By: Linda M.

This was a beautiful Western Red Cedar that sadly succumbed to drought and had to be removed.
By: Anna S.
Location: Woodlawn

Is this you? You bulbous goofball of glory. Thanks for all of the shared smiles.
By: Anna S.
Location: Downtown

If I told you how many times I’ve stepped over shit under this tree would you believe me? My least favorite Portland vicinity to witness wet season’s first rains...
By: Anna S.
Location: Concordia

My friend shared a story of grief and pain. We embraced under the tree as he recalibrated...feet onto the ground//ground pushing back into trodden soles. Surface of hand to cooling earth, I observed how earth holds space at an incredible capacity. O...
By: Anna S.
Location: Cully

I often gaze at this beauty as the sun tucks itself over some other horizon for the evening. Holding me anchored, tethered to an earthbound body whilst crows chatter their recounted days before a roost. It feels an extension of our backyard as it clo...
By: Shirley H.
Location: South_tabor

House was built in 1927.
By: Lisa G.
Location: North_tabor

This is a Sweetgum in my backyard, over 100 years old.
By: Daniel P.
Location: Vernon

This tree once looked over a friend and I making out on the ground by it’s trunk.