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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.
By: Debbie C.

The story goes that my parents and my aunt and uncle smuggled the small tree in the trunk of a car from the California Redwood Forest to Portland sometime in the 1950's. My mother really wanted a redwood in the backyard and they helped her get one....
By: Jessica T.

We bought our home because we loved this tree. So many memories under this tree with our family in the backyard. :)
By: Marianne L.

This may not be the exact tree but my grandparents owned this home on se 134th with a row of fir trees separating the road from their kids played in those trees so much. We had created a little make believe house on the inside of that row...
By: Timothy K.
Location: Alameda

This tree was a young redwood tree originally my parents planted in the front of our house in the parking strip. It survived there, but did not thrive. Later my parents transplanted the tree to the backyard. There the tree thrived, and grew and grew...
By: Brook M.
Location: Kenton

Growing up we spent hours outdoors. Summer evenings, before the street lights came on, we played every night. All the neighbor kids gathered at this tree to play hide and seek. My favorite trick was to stand 10 feet away from the tree, opposite w...
By: Holly Marie Q.
Location: Sabin

Earl Harold Winne 4316 NE 21st Ave. The Tree out in front of my home ,was planted September 21,1965. It is a non-flowering Tulip Tree. My father planted it on my birthday and the day that I went into the US NAVY. When I got home from the service, it...