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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...
By: Jess B.

This tree was planted by our former neighbor, Kim. Kim was a wonderful, tiny Japanese American lady, everyone on the block knew her. She kept a yard full of beautiful roses and lilies. My time-line of her life is a bit rough, but she talked about her...
By: Trudy A.
Location: Eliot

The tree pictured here is a very old, very tall oak, which shades my barn in the Eliot neighborhood. I call it Old Oak. It is right on the boundary of my property and my neighbors (i hope I picked the exact one from the map! I looked for the one not...
By: Megan P.
Location: Concordia

I love this tree. I can see it from my bedroom window. Whenever I feel uprooted, or out of sorts I just need to look at it for a while to find my breath. When I was giving birth to my daughter I felt the tree's presence out the window even though...
By: Chris L.

This is my favorite tree in this neighborhood. It's absolutely massive.
By: brandon R.
Location: Hazelwood

This Douglas fir tree lives right on the property line and is a happy tree. We see squirrels and Stellar Jays in the branches. This tree makes plenty of cones, which drop with a soft thud on the sidewalk. Fir needles rain down into the yard and we us...
By: David H.

On March 11, 2018, Brian French and Ben Trapanese climbed this Douglas Fir tree (Heritage Tree 134) for a scene in the Canopy Stories Film Anthology produced by NW Documentary. Measuring at 248 Ft., it is still the tallest known tree in the city. The...
By: Angie D.
Location: East_columbia

This row of giant sequoias lines the parking lot where I work. They provide a hugely important buffer against the I-5 traffic that flows non-stop. Every day that I walk by them I'm grateful to whoever planted them! And grateful that they keep on grow...
By: Heather A.
Location: Southgate

Squirrels love this tree! Nearly every morning year-round, they demonstrate their daring acrobatics along the branches. They chase each other. They drop their harvested walnuts. They curse people out who may be too close for their comfort, walking pa...