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By: Sue B.
Location: Multnomah

This tree, near the corner of SW 41st and Carson St. was always there and always this tall, even back in the 1950s when we lived on Carson Street. It is outside the house where one of my best friends lived. When we were kids, we used to climb it and...
By: David H.
Location: Kerns

Most of the Douglas firs in Oregon Park date to the 1910s and were planted on the property of Rachel Hawthorne. She donated her two square block parcel to The Boys and Girls Aid Society. A large receiving house stood to the west. The trees provided s...
By: Madelyn M.
Location: Downtown

If you're ever looking for a shady and quiet place to sit on the PSU campus, these trees between the Harrison Street Building and Hoffman Hall are perfect. The ground is flat and comfortable, the trees provide good shade, the area is less trafficked...
By: Madelyn M.
Location: Downtown

Millar Library's east addition was constructed around the Copper Beech after students, faculty and tree lovers protested against its removal. The building curves around the tree and every year the library celebrates its birthday with cake and ice cre...
By: Madelyn M.
Location: Grant Park

I ran into this tree on my bike once while texting and riding. The tree was unscathed - me, not so much. Sorry, tree!
By: Madelyn M.
Location: Grant Park

I remember playing with this tree's bark with my cousins when we were kids - all of the trees on this corner are dogwoods with beautiful bark (but they do drop sap all over any cars parked beneath them!)
By: Robert B.
Location: Montavilla

..big redwood..about once a yr. the homeowner climbs to top and replaces the american flag on top..
By: Robert B.
Location: Mt Tabor

big pine tree..host to grosbeaks and coopers hawks that swoop into my yard...
By: Robert B.
Location: Mt Tabor

this doug fir is in my neighbor's yard..when she was a young girl..a boy who was sweet on her..gave her this seedling..raccoons like it..
By: Robert B.
Location: Eastmoreland

Helped save these Redwoods, put my butt on the line..proudly would do it again...hats off to all of us..
By: Robert B.
Location: Richmond

..lived in this house, shaded by this tree.blue spruce, for 30+ yrs..one day about 15+ yrs. ago a guy came by told me it was planted in the 1930's to commemorate his birth..loved this tree dearly ..after my landlord passed, house was sold to someone....
By: Robert B.
Location: Richmond

..lived on this block..1972-2005.This tree was planted by an old Parks Dept. guy who lived on the block..long dead..
By: Tim B.
Location: Eastmoreland

This sequoia and its two partners were the subject of a media storm for quite a while because a developer who bought the land wanted to cut them down. The neighborhood rallied against that and eventually came up with enough money to buy the property...
By: Micah E.

Tree ID: 872, near cafeteria facing Duke street. This is positively the most handsome and well formed tree on the private Apostolic Campgrounds, standing a commanding 140- feet high with a well proportioned crown, and stately trunk. I measured it at...
By: Micah E.

Tree ID 1064: Apostolic Faith campgrounds, This tall slender Douglas fir , 127 feet high, has a remarkably slender taper, reminiscent of an alpine fir from a Bob Ross Painting. Towering majestically over S.E. 56th avenue, I have 2 decades of memories...
By: Micah E.

This gnarly old Douglas fir, is situated in the middle of Duke street, in an unpaved dirt road residential area. I remember going past this old tree on the bumpy mud puddled section of Duke street, in the early 90's on my way to Lewis Elementary scho...
By: Jenni D.
Location: Robinwood

This tree was in my yard growing up: A beautiful, tall big leaf maple with multiple trunks that formed an inner space that you could climb in. That's how it began: My friends and I would clamber up the "steps" (roots) and into the circular space betw...
By: B D.
Location: Buckman

This big beautiful Sequoia tree in Col. Sumner Park sheltered my friends and I during a rain storm last winter. We were meeting for Food Not Bombs and discovered that in the week since we had last been there, the city put up a fence around the shelte...
By: Canopy S.
Location: Kenton

Heritage Tree 254 (Dawn Redwood): This tree was planted from seed in 1948 - the first seed to reach the Western Hemisphere in 16 million years. The seeds were collected and distributed by Arnold Arboretum (Harvard). The planter was Ruth Hansen, who...
By: Canopy S.
Location: Overlook

Heritage Tree 238: This is a Scarlet Oak. It is about 100 feet tall, about 80 years old, about 12 feet in circumference, and if you can believe it, I had to go back and back and back to get a picture of that tree. It's about 80 years old. It was po...