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By: Carly N.

I was 7 years old in 1987. It was the dead if winter when my neighbors across the street had moved out of their house. A short time after that I was playing out side when I herd a little kitten meowing. I thought it was one of ours stuck up in the n...
By: linda P.
Location: Cully

This Birch tree survived the Columbus day storm because it grew with a lean to the south. Neighbors on both side lost their trees.
By: adrian N.

Hello, this gorgeous Sequoia is the first thing you see as you approach my home on Knight Street. It (and it's brother on the other side of the driveway) are the reasons why I bought this house. The tree inspired a tradition in our family. Every ye...
By: Lisa W.
Location: Montavilla

We have lived in the house, built in 1947, next to these Douglas-fir trees since November of 1989 and have wondered about the age of these trees. Lacking an increment borer it was impossible, it was impossible to tell. In 2015 I was called to jury du...
By: Lisa W.
Location: Montavilla

We have lived in the house, built in 1947, next to these Douglas-fir trees since November of 1989 and have wondered about the age of these trees. Lacking an increment borer it was impossible, it was impossible to tell. In 2015 I was called to jury du...
By: Lisa W.
Location: Montavilla

We have lived in the house, built in 1947, next to these trees since November of 1989 and have wondered about the age of these trees. Lacking an increment borer it was impossible, it was impossible to tell. In 2015 I was called to jury duty and assig...
By: Jamie S.

I grew up in Lake Oswego, my family moving there in 1978. I feel fortunate to have lived in a town that appreciated the trees that were the residents long before people were. The age and diversity in maples, firs, oaks and other varieties that I can'...
By: Kirk K.

Douglas Fir. It was topped in the late 20th Century so it probably would have been taller.
By: Kirk K.

Douglas Fir
By: Kirk K.

This oak has a large fork near the top. Back in the late 20th Century, the person that lived in the house south of this tree had the oak topped. The fork in the top routinely has a raccoon family living in it.
By: Kirk K.

This tree is an Oak. There used to be a 100 ft. Lebanon Cedar in this same lot that was cut down in 2008 to make room for a duplex. I counted rings on the stump of the cedar and it appeared to be about 85 years old when it was cut.
By: Paul H.
Location: Overlook

this is an older noble fir growing up next to a building corner of Beach Elementary School.
By: Paul H.
Location: Overlook

this is a sequoia redwood tree in our back yard.
By: Paul H.
Location: Overlook

We have lived next door to this tree for 20+ years. It is an ancient Oregon White Oak (Quercus Garryana). It is a double trunk with the split well above breast hieght giving it one of the largest DBH of the species. It is a beautiful tree that gets a...
By: Ilsa K.

This pine tree dominates my front yard. I’m sure it’s roots protect and stabilize the small hill upon which the house sits. It drops a ton of needles and small branches, but these are easily blown away with my leaf blower. I wonder how old my tall...
By: Sonja S.

This is The Grand’am the top is crooked, but she is a strong Douglas Fir. Probably the oldest tree on this hillside. In the Spring crows nest here and teach the young to fly. We hang prayer flags off her trunk and relax in her shade all summer. Fall...
By: Amy H.

This is not our tree, but ours is 'tree adjacent'. We planted a Ginkgo on the southeast corner of Ninth and Bush the year our daughter was born: 2002. I believe it's too short to register on your website, though it's been thriving for 16 years, as...
By: Sabina S.
Location: Hayhurst

I’ll never forget house hunting in late July. I was just driving around looking for open houses. It was blistering hot but the house I found was 15 degrees cooler because of the shade from these big oaks. I bought the house for many reason but an...
By: Kat B.

Moved here 4 years ago. Quickly realized that my big Douglas Fir shields me from the rain, acting like a big umbrella. The home inspector mentioned that I might want to cut down the tree before the new tax law for cutting down trees went in effect....
By: Lisa L.
Location: Mt_tabor

Very sadly, this tree was cut down by the homeowner this past summer. It was one of two giant sequoias on our street. It was absolutely beautiful.