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By: Anna C.
Location: Laurelhurst

Almost a decade ago I was trying to get back into jogging, and I made myself jog exactly 1 mile....sure enough as I hit the 1-mile mark, I looked up and this beautiful Katsura Heritage tree stood before me. Now I always make sure to run by the Katsur...
By: Tamir E.

The bark on this tree never seemed like one continuous piece, but rather many puzzle pieces haphazardly put together. This made it the perfect tree for a game I used to play with my family every time we walked by, called "the bark game" (We're not to...
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: Olivia R.

FLIGHT The redwood tree limbs dripped down like green waterfalls, slightly moving with the gentle breeze that whispered into my backyard. Small, naked bulbs from a long light string bobbed and swayed above my head in the breeze. Dusk was upon me as...
By: Catherine M.
Location: Eastmoreland

In 1989 our neighbor Agatha Pearson brought us a hand-written note regarding this tree: "Aug.1989 The Fir Tree Brought from Port Orford in 1972 The Douglas Fir was 1-1 1/2 feet high. Mrs. Smith's son who is with the Forest Service brought it up....
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...