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By: Catherine M.
Location: Irvington

I came across this tree while running over the course of a few months. It was clearly sick and the residents of the house near the tree kindly posted a notice to the neighborhood, letting them know what the tree meant to them as a "climbing tree, owl...
By: Meg M.
Location: Eastmoreland

This is a glorious maple planted when Eastmoreland was platted. The original street tree planting was maples on the north/south streets and elms on the east/west streets. This wonderful tree is slated for removal because the original house will be de...
By: Teresa V.

We actually have 3 very tall trees in back of our place: 2 actual redwood trees, which have grown together and so might be considered one tree from above, and a red cedar that is very close to the redwoods. They've harbored us in terribly hot summers...
By: Jana K.
Location: Piedmont

My daughter and I were fortunate enough to buy this home 4.5 years ago, just before the price shot well out of any normal person's price range. As a single mother, I did not know if we would ever own our own home. And honestly, the house was cheap...
By: Jana K.
Location: Piedmont

My daughter and I were fortunate enough to buy this home 4.5 years ago, just before the price shot well out of any normal person's price range. As a single mother, I did not know if we would ever own our own home. And honestly, the house was cheap...
By: Kevin H.
Location: South_tabor

Our house was built n 1927. I wonder what year it was planted.
By: Linn D.

This is a tree from my childhood -- in the corner of my parents' house, right where three old rock walls come together. These were apparently the way folks used to delineate property -- low, meticulously crafted river-rock walls, not fences. And this...
By: Bill D.
Location: Reed

We live in a modest home on the corner of SE 38th Avenue and SE Liebe Street. We have five trees 50 feet tall or more but only four show up in the map. There are four large sycamore-maples along the front our lot on 38th Avenue. They are asymmetri...
By: Colin B.

This is the tallest tree in Moreland Woods. Often for a few weeks at a time late in the summer, a Barred Owl hangs out here at night, singing, "Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you-all?" every minute or two. Now and then it will fly around into the n...
By: Colin B.

Sometimes bald eagles sit in this tree and look out over the neighborhood. The tree overlooks the playground at Llewellyn Elementary, and if the kids are out in the playground, they'll often stop what they're doing and look up at it. Even 100 feet up...
By: Colin B.

Often in the mornings a pair of bald eagles will sit in this tree, skreeeking and squawking and looking around. Sometimes they get dive-bombed by crows, who don't like having them around, although the eagles look pretty unperturbed. After they sit he...
By: muffy M.

I have owned the property this tree is on for the past 20+ years. I am told it is a Sequoia. I measured it last year and circumference is just over 18'. The squirrel love this tree, for I think the deep bark to grab onto as the race around it. I...
By: Dan G.
Location: Overlook

I don’t know the neighbors who have this amazing Douglas-fir in their yard, but I know their tree! The tree towers over my small yard a few houses away and I often think this Douglas-fir seems lonely, a sentinel in an empty sky. We have very few 100...
By: April F.
Location: Far_southwest

Hi, two little Dawn Redwoods! Everyone always worries about you both this time of year...with your foliage turning orange-brown...and they come and ask me what is wrong with you both. It is so fun to tell everyone that you both are fine--that you are...
By: Sara F.
Location: Alameda

This Copper Beech tree is in our backyard. There's a swing in the tree that my kids have enjoyed since they were little. Their friends would come over and everyone would use it. Our relatives visit and the swing is again a main activity in the back y...
By: Jennifer E.

We call "our" tree Bruce the Spruce. According to our arborist, Bruce is likely about 70-75 years old and is a Colorado Blue Spruce. The things I love the most about Bruce: 1. The species that call him home (nuthatches, chickadees, bushtits, downy...
By: Peter D.

Back in the early 1900's (this is where all us kids would roll our eyes and prepare ourselves for another long explanation of something we would soon forget), although my story starts with the 1950's because that is when I grew up in my Portland neig...
By: Mary W.

This is the way that I walk in the morning with a cup of coffee in my hand and each day I stop to look at the canopy at this place. It's beauty has inspired me to write a short Haiku about it and to also photograph, sketch and paint it. Here are so...
By: Jane G.
Location: Richmond

This deciduous street tree is one of the last to get its buds in the spring and the last to drop its leaves in the fall. There are yellow pods it drops in the late spring, making a festive, fuzzy mess for a couple of weeks. This tree is massive, an...
By: Lynn T.

This tree borders the southeast corner of our backyard. It provides an amazing backdrop for our outdoor space (without the maintenance). We like to believe that it was planted as part of Oregon's 50th birthday celebration but have no confirmation tha...