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By: Robert B.
Location: Richmond

..lived in this house, shaded by this tree.blue spruce, for 30+ yrs..one day about 15+ yrs. ago a guy came by told me it was planted in the 1930's to commemorate his birth..loved this tree dearly ..after my landlord passed, house was sold to someone....
By: Robert B.
Location: Richmond

..lived on this block..1972-2005.This tree was planted by an old Parks Dept. guy who lived on the block..long dead..
By: Tim B.
Location: Eastmoreland

This sequoia and its two partners were the subject of a media storm for quite a while because a developer who bought the land wanted to cut them down. The neighborhood rallied against that and eventually came up with enough money to buy the property...
By: Micah E.

Tree ID: 872, near cafeteria facing Duke street. This is positively the most handsome and well formed tree on the private Apostolic Campgrounds, standing a commanding 140- feet high with a well proportioned crown, and stately trunk. I measured it at...
By: Micah E.

Tree ID 1064: Apostolic Faith campgrounds, This tall slender Douglas fir , 127 feet high, has a remarkably slender taper, reminiscent of an alpine fir from a Bob Ross Painting. Towering majestically over S.E. 56th avenue, I have 2 decades of memories...
By: Micah E.

This gnarly old Douglas fir, is situated in the middle of Duke street, in an unpaved dirt road residential area. I remember going past this old tree on the bumpy mud puddled section of Duke street, in the early 90's on my way to Lewis Elementary scho...
By: Jenni D.
Location: Robinwood

This tree was in my yard growing up: A beautiful, tall big leaf maple with multiple trunks that formed an inner space that you could climb in. That's how it began: My friends and I would clamber up the "steps" (roots) and into the circular space betw...
By: B D.
Location: Buckman

This big beautiful Sequoia tree in Col. Sumner Park sheltered my friends and I during a rain storm last winter. We were meeting for Food Not Bombs and discovered that in the week since we had last been there, the city put up a fence around the shelte...
By: Canopy S.
Location: Kenton

Heritage Tree 254 (Dawn Redwood): This tree was planted from seed in 1948 - the first seed to reach the Western Hemisphere in 16 million years. The seeds were collected and distributed by Arnold Arboretum (Harvard). The planter was Ruth Hansen, who...
By: Canopy S.
Location: Overlook

Heritage Tree 238: This is a Scarlet Oak. It is about 100 feet tall, about 80 years old, about 12 feet in circumference, and if you can believe it, I had to go back and back and back to get a picture of that tree. It's about 80 years old. It was po...
By: Canopy S.
Location: Mt Tabor

Heritage Tree 239 On December the 6th, the Urban Forestry Commission voted two trees to bring to you today, for heritage designation. Oh, yes. The first tree you are looking at is a digger pine, which now is known as a gray pine because in 1993, so...
By: Madelyn M.

This tree (Heritage Tree 134) is not only the tallest Douglas Fir in the city, but also serves as a marker for the Danford Balch Homesite. Balch was a settler who came to Oregon via the Donation Land Claim Act in 1851, and eventually gained some infa...
By: Catherine M.
Location: Kerns

This big silver maple is home to a family of raccoons. It's a beautiful, gnarly tree and one my kids hug every time we pass by.
By: Canopy S.
Location: Linwood

My grandma has a cedar tree that is great for climbing! The end. -Ivan. Age 6.
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...