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By: Jo M.

This Western Red Cedar is the source of a lot of the shade and beauty in my back yard. It was here when I moved in and I have yard seating arranged underneath it as well as hummingbird feeders. I scattered some of my wife's and my old cat's ashes nea...
By: Jo M.

The Douglas Fir was there when I bought the house. It is the home to many squirrels and birds.
By: Timothy P.

I wonder if this is the alder tree that Bob Piland and I tied up Bob's (different Bob) hammock. I fell out of the hammock and he landed on top of me. That's how I broke my arm. We lived at 4100 SW Pomona.
By: Renee E.
Location: Sunnyside

Hello lovely Portlanders! I am the happy and proud guardian of the most unique and gorgeous Gingko that I have ever witnessed. This wonderful tree is the reason we purchased our home here. I absolutely love to watch the leaves in the wind and wond...
By: Trudy K.
Location: Hayhurst

This is a lotus tree my Mom and dad planted nearly 55 years ago. The leaves are small and it provides filtered shade in the summer months. I love this tree!!!!!
By: Timothy P.
Location: Richmond

It shows two trees here. I believe there is only one. It's a black walnut tree. Quite beautiful most of the year, but the nuts, which are worthless, fall and damage roofs. It isn't well attended to. The dying branches have only been trimmed once in t...
By: Vivek !.

These series of three trees are some type of pine (wish I knew). They provide us with morning shade during the hot summer months. I also understand that this 10 thousand square foot lot is one of the few remaining during Portland's rapid development...
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...