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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...
By: Tom K.
Location: Irvington

This sequoia was planted around 1956 by Dean Maberry. It was, I believe, part of a forest service program that sent out trees for 10 cents if requested.
By: Tom K.
Location: Bridlemile

My guess is that this dot represents the Sequoia that I planted the year my father died....1999. Our side lot is about 1/3 of an acre and has a (usually) year round stream and a good mix of cedar, fir and oak.
By: Heather A.
Location: Southgate

Sadly, this tree was killed on July 26, 2017. :( I've lived a few doors down since 1985, and the tall Douglas firs on this property have meant a lot to me over the years. I've seen squirrels sunning themselves on high branches, crows congregating at...
By: Kevin C.
Location: North_tabor

This is a great tree, the biggest of the "grove" of about 10 doug firs in a couple of houses. This and the other provide wonderful shade to our backyard, according to canopy analytics it measures 118 feet tall and sits between two properties. When...
By: Darvel L.
Location: Mt_tabor

This Douglas fir is the tallest tree in Mt. Tabor Park (by around 9 feet)! It is protected from the strongest winds, standing near the upper portion of a draw that drops down to the west. In fact, it is the tallest tree in the city between Forest P...
By: Jim S.
Location: Richmond

We've since moved, but this large tree sits just behind our old yard and is part of the property of the LDS church on SE Harrison.