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By: Coco P.
Location: Montavilla

This is our tree its a birch tree. The tree has probably been here ever since the 1940s. Our tree is white and black. I have no story's.
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....
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.
By: Aimee A.
Location: St_johns_west

This is listed erroneously. This is not the Gatton Cemetery, this is the Ramsey Cemetery. The Western Red Cedar tree this year is (2019) is 124 years old. It was planted when pioneer Frederick H. Ramsey was buried here in 1895. If you're interested i...
By: Amber G.
Location: Sabin

There are three trees together. The center one is the tallest and largest around. We've been told by arborists that they are Sugar Pines. They are magnificent. The bark is a greyish brown, the needles are a blueish green. long pine cones form. green...
By: Amy B.
Location: Crestwood

This tall pine tree along with other surrounding trees helps us feel like we own a tree house. Our driveway is steep and then we have a full set of stairs to get up to the front door, if we take the stairs up to the second floor we are still only at...
By: Keith B.
Location: Overlook

This is when Glen realizes the tree is bigger than him😲
By: Darvel L.
Location: Mt_tabor

Here stands the tallest tree in Portland between Forest Park and Powell Butte Nature Park! It's around 3-4 ft. in diameter (DBH) and is putting on vigorous growth. Heavily-travelled trails surround the tree, but 99% of the walkers don't even notice...