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By: Catherine M.
Location: Laurelhurst

Monkey Puzzle trees were supposedly given away at the 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition. Because of this, many of the monkey puzzle trees throughout Portland are about the same age. Here's a baby picture of the tree in 1916 from the Laurelhurst Compan...
By: Canopy S.

In Southeast Portland amidst modest houses with pleasant green yards, stands a 90 foot tall and 90 foot wide black walnut tree. An aerial view shows its canopy reaching across 77th Avenue, away from the two story white wooden house on its lot. The bu...
By: Canopy S.

Heritage Trees number 175 and 176 are large Northern Red Oaks on the edge of the Brooklyn Neighborhood park and playfield, Powell Park, providing welcome shade in the summer and beautiful red leaves in the fall. They were added to the Heritage Tree r...
By: Canopy S.
Location: Portsmouth

Heritage Tree #235 is a Butternut on the grounds of the Charles Jordan Community Center in North Portland’s Portsmouth neighborhood. The tree towers over the single story wing of the community center with its fifty-four foot height and sixty-five foo...
By: Canopy S.
Location: Lents North

Portland’s 272nd Heritage Tree, an Oregon white oak, is a street tree that shades a residential block in the Lents neighborhood. It also stands on the edge of Johnson Creek’s historic floodplain, where suburban housing, industrial sites, and protecte...
By: Canopy S.

Before being purchased by City of Portland in 1925, the primary users of what’s now Powell Butte Nature Park were a handful of wayward cows from the adjacent Meadowland Dairy and the occasional picnicking family. The trails that now lead across the b...
By: Canopy S.

An old tree located at the corner of 16th Ave & Nehalem St in Portland’s Sellwood district stands out amongst its peers with massive, sprawling limbs nearly touching those of its neighbors. It was planted in 1892 by Jasper E. Young as a present for h...
By: Canopy S.
Location: Foster Powell

Heritage tree #324 lives at 8018 SE Bush street, on the border between South Tabor and Foster-Powell neighborhoods. Pat McDaniel found the seedling in 1957 while camping as a child in the Olympic Peninsula and brought it home with her to plant in her...
By: Dani S.

I live across the street from this church campground, and I love how every winter they wrap each of the Doug Fir trees near SE Duke with a single strand of lights all the way up to their lower branches (which is high on a Doug Fir). It looks like a f...
By: Elena C.

I moved to this house seven years ago, and one of the first things that made me feel at home was this cherry tree. It provides shade for the whole backyard. We put in a hammock near its trunk, and in the heat of summer I often go out and swing in the...
By: Dani S.
Location: Multnomah

This was my favorite tree to climb when I was young. My closest friends in middle school lived across the street from this park, and we would run around having imaginary adventures often. We would climb this tree as high as we could. The branches are...