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By: Marc W.
Location: Eastmoreland

This is, from what we have been told and looks accurate from photos online, a Cedrus deodara, the Deodar cedar aka Himalayan cedar. As homeowners since 2013, on a house built in 1928, we don't have any verifiable history. Once, about a year into o...
By: Wendy W.

This stretch along the creek is filled with amazing, enormous trees. They cast a wonderful shade in the summer, and the undergrowth rattles with creatures. These trees, especially this oak with its tremendously large leaves, are friends to everyone w...
By: Wendy W.

This maple tree produces tons of maple flyers every year. The squirrels ignore them until late in the winter, and then gather them up to eat. This tree is always full of life! A few days ago, I saw a beautiful red-tailed hawk land in this tree. It pr...
By: Kathy H.

This weathered old grand fir is in our backyard. It's struggling along, a little unhappy about being sandwiched between houses and sheds and away from any other forest canopy. The branches are thin, and it's frankly not what most people would call an...
By: Laura R.
Location: Buckman

This is my "air conditioner" tree. It covers the majority of my house and keeps the house cool in the summer. I'm not sure when it was planted, but my house was built around 1896, and I'm guessing it's been around since that time. The top was lopp...
By: Jacob C.

This is a great tree. I love this tree. Overlooks the quad in front of Fields/Shoenfeldt Halls. 10/10 would look at this tree again.
By: Kat M.
Location: Hazelwood

This is a Norway Maple. Home to squirrels, and also nurturing many birds, this lovely tree once had a hole in it's side, but actually filled in all by itself over the years. Just weeks after we bought our house, I met the 8 year old from next door wh...
By: Joe D.
Location: Eastmoreland

My parents bought their house in 1960, and I was born in 1964. They planted this oak tree next to the house in my honor when I was born. I remember as a kid being able to reach my hands around the trunk and touch my fingertips together on the other s...
By: Lora M.

I used to work close to this little green space, which is next to the walking path running next to I-84. I always admired the huge oak tree near the center, and one year decided to collect some acorns from it and see it I could start my own sapling....
By: Marilyn K.
Location: Mt_tabor

This tree is in the front yard of my childhood home. I have wonderful memories of raking the leaves as a child. It was something we looked forward to every fall because my father would make it fun. We'd play duck duck goose in the blanket of giant go...
By: Marilyn K.
Location: Laurelhurst

I was in about 3rd grade and was walking home from school one day. A deluge struck so I hunkered under this tree for a good 20 minutes while it passed. The fact that the branches were able to catch and divert most of the water was a wonder to me at...
By: Marilyn K.
Location: North_tabor

This Beech tree was already a giant when I was a child. My great grandparents planted it in the early part of the last century. They lived in a grand house on the property. The estate was called Green Gables and occupied most of the city block. The h...
By: John B.
Location: Hillsdale

This is actually a pair of Blue Spruces that grow on the south side of our house on a rise at the east end of a small pond. In another setting they might be more notable, but here they are between a large Deodar Cedar (187) and a tall Weeping Birch...
By: John B.
Location: Hillsdale

The Deodar Cedar (187 on the survey) in the southeast corner of our yard is the biggest tree on our property. It has lost some branches over the years and gets pruned by the utility companies to protect the power and phone lines along Dosch Road, bu...
By: John B.
Location: Hillsdale

This big Silver Maple (115 on the survey) is the centerpiece of our yard. It can be seen from all of the neighbors' yards and shades our back yard and house from west sun. It has had rope and tire swings hung from it when our kids were young, and p...
By: Bill B.
Location: Hayhurst

Port Orferd Cedar: I have known this tree and watched it grow for 40 years and have discovered that it is a natural cover for birds, especially those that overwinter in and around my yard. It is an important ecological feature as well as impressive...
By: John B.
Location: Bridlemile

I'm pretty sure this green dot is on the weeping birch tree on the south edge of our property. It forms a beautiful south border to the central part of our yard and provides nicely filtered sunlight into the coolest part of our yard on hot days. it...
By: Linda R.
Location: Downtown

If this is the tree I think it is, it's located in front of the library at PSU. I was a student and/or an employee at Portland State for many years -- and always loved this tree -- even before the built the Millar Library.
By: Linda R.
Location: Hazelwood

This is one of my favorite trees -- actually, it's a clump of trees that have grown together, a clump of big leaf maple trees. It's a wonderful place to rest when walking/running the fitness trail that goes around the edge of the golf course at Glend...
By: Linda R.
Location: Madison_south

This appears to be the tallest of the many mature trees in the wooded area of Gateway Green, a new park under development on land located between the I-205 and I-84 interstate highways. The property has MANY trees that are at least 100 ft tall.