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By: Darvel L.
Location: Mt_tabor

In this private yard stands one of the largest European beeches in the city, with a diameter at breast height of 4.5 ft. and a spread of about 70 ft. The present owner is selling his property but doesn't care what happens to the tree. A notorious d...
By: Darvel L.
Location: Mt_tabor

This is the tallest tree in Mt. Tabor Park (and the tallest tree in the city between Forest Park (Balch Cr.) and Powell Butte. It's healthy, growing rapidly, and the crown is intact--sheltered from the strongest winds, being located in the upper par...
By: Austin R.

This tree is in the side yard of the house I live in. It’s a big pine, and it’s the defining feature on the property. You can spot it from several blocks away. Although it makes gardening a bit challenging because of the shade it casts and needles it...
By: Steven M.
Location: Robinwood

I am conducting a mapping survey of all the trees in the forest and I just came across this tool. I'm wondering who made it and how? This tree (I think...its a bit hard to tell on this program) is the tallest in this area. It is a cottonwood (Poplus...
By: John W.

This is Doug. He is a Douglas Fir that writes letters to our first and second grade students attending MLC to teach them about the forest. Doug loves long soaking rains, long hugs, and ivy pulls.
By: Aimee A.
Location: St_johns_west

This cemetery is known as the Frederick H. Ramsey cemetery. It is rumored the Cedar tree was planted when Fred was buried here on January 2nd, 1895. This makes the tree 123 years old this year.
By: Alec T.
Location: Mt_tabor

Tree 177.. is an Araucaria araucana, otherwise known as a Monkey Puzzle Tree. When I first moved to the neighborhood I strolled past this tree and was totally blown away. I'd never seen a tree like it! Turns out these are native to central and southe...
By: John K.
Location: Mt_tabor

this tree is a baddass...it's a giant sequoia...it's gotta be 100+ years old...12-15 feet DBH...it lives in a parking lot and I fear for it's survival...
By: Na'ama S.
Location: Hillsdale

When my family first moved to Portland, we were struck by the trees, by the green-ness all around us. When we walked into the living room of this house, this mighty tree confronted us. The large living room windows face out toward this tree so that a...
By: Canopy S.
Location: Reed

Love this
By: Canopy S.
Location: Humboldt

This hemlock tree is in my neighbor's backyard. A falcon lives in it!
By: Dani S.

My dog killed a squirrel at the base of this tree a month ago.
By: Canopy S.
Location: Sunnyside

The squirrels that hang out in this tree are hilarious.
By: Canopy S.

This is the oldest tree on the Zenger Farm property, dating to pre-European settlement.
By: Darvel L.

Here is one of the largest Lombardy poplars in Oregon, at about 8.5 feet thick at breast height. I nominated it as a Portland Heritage Tree recently, and the Urban Forestry Commission recently approved! This and other poplars in the grove were prob...
By: Darvel L.

This big Lombardy poplar was probably planted by the Anderegg Family who started a dairy farm on Powell Butte in the early 1900's. They had several hundred head of cattle that must have used this grove of trees for shade and water. The tree has mul...
By: Aliza T.
Location: Eliot

This tree is in my backyard. It constantly sheds pine needles onto our deck, steps, roof, and yard. Our chickens love to scratch around under it - the needles are so dense they stay dry under it even in downpours - as do we. We'll sit on our porch...
By: Erik M.

This beautiful Douglas Fir stands at the convergence of main roads in the Westhaven Neighborhood (Leahy, 90th, Taylor). I've heard many neighbors refer to this particular tree as a monument of our neighborhood. The current and past owners of the co...
By: Darvel L.
Location: Mt_tabor

Hi! I made a "typo" error in my story of the big Mt. Tabor Douglas fir. It's over 20 FEET in circumference (at average breast height), not 20 inches!
By: Kristen F.

I always notice this big tree while I'm out walking with my baby. I love to look up and admire its giant stature while cuddling my tiny daughter. It's a nice reminder that life is so big -- and also that the world is so small.