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By: Darvel L.

This big Lombardy poplar was probably planted by the Anderegg Family who started a dairy farm on Powell Butte in the early 1900's. They had several hundred head of cattle that must have used this grove of trees for shade and water. The tree has mul...
By: Aliza T.
Location: Eliot

This tree is in my backyard. It constantly sheds pine needles onto our deck, steps, roof, and yard. Our chickens love to scratch around under it - the needles are so dense they stay dry under it even in downpours - as do we. We'll sit on our porch...
By: Erik M.

This beautiful Douglas Fir stands at the convergence of main roads in the Westhaven Neighborhood (Leahy, 90th, Taylor). I've heard many neighbors refer to this particular tree as a monument of our neighborhood. The current and past owners of the co...
By: Darvel L.
Location: Mt_tabor

Hi! I made a "typo" error in my story of the big Mt. Tabor Douglas fir. It's over 20 FEET in circumference (at average breast height), not 20 inches!
By: Kristen F.

I always notice this big tree while I'm out walking with my baby. I love to look up and admire its giant stature while cuddling my tiny daughter. It's a nice reminder that life is so big -- and also that the world is so small.
By: Tom R.
Location: Richmond

Tree 118 in the Richmond Neighborhood is a 95-foot Douglas fir with roots in the backyard of a house on SE Clinton but with long lower limbs that shade our backyard as well as our neighbors. Over the years the tree has had an important role in the...
By: Angie D.
Location: Overlook

This myrtlewood tree (Umbellularia californica) graces the front yard of a home in our neighborhood. It is also called California bay and the evergreen leaves have an incredibly pungent scent. Some folks cook with it in place of regular bay leaves,...
By: Mike D.
Location: Downtown

The trees at this MAX stop are some of my favorites. They completely bent over in the snow storms last winter (2017) and bounced back to their usual self in a week. They were bent so far over they were touching the building on the other side of the t...
By: Micah E.

170 foot Douglas fir, One of the tallest trees in the zone of the propozed Macadam Ridge Development. A cluster of several others on the canyon/ridge facing Southwest Taylor's Ferry Road, reach heights of about 150-170 ft, which is rather tall for u...
By: Ann T.
Location: Eliot

There is a line of sweetgums that I walk by multiple times a week. Hundreds of crows try to crack the spiky globe fruit that grow on the trees by pick them up and dropping them in front of moving cars on N. Williams. It's definitely one of my very...
By: Susan S.

I've been spending a bit of time under these trees the neighborhood has dubbed, "Moreland Woods." This one has the biggest girth, at 64"dbh, of all the trees on the lot. I didn't know about these trees until a recent neighborhood meeting where it was...
By: Patricia D.
Location: Woodstock

This tree no longer exists ... it was a Tree of Heaven, an invasive species that is taking over the block where I live. When I moved to my house a year ago, there were hundreds of Tree of Heaven sprouts in my backyard. My husband and I have gotten ri...
By: Laura K.

When I was at Forest Park my class went to pull out ivy. For ivy to grow it needs sunlight and one way for ivy to grow and thrive, is when the it climbs up trees and invade's the canopy. This can lead to trees getting hurt or even dying from the ivy....
By: Abi C.

Today Heidi's class and I hiked through Forest park to pull ivy. This is so important because as you pull away invasive plants it makes new room for native plants to thrive. Pulling the ivy also prevents the native plants from being strangled and suf...
By: Eamon N.
Location: Sunnyside

at one point my drone got stuck half way up this tree and it took a while to get it down
By: Eamon N.
Location: Reed

I live near this tree and i always notice that there are a tun of crows live is this tree. this tree is beautiful and at night there are always bats flying around the tree
By: John M.
Location: Grant_park

Back in 1941 my grandfather planted six birch trees around the family home. These trees provided shade in the hot summers for my grandpa, my mom, me and now my kids here in this home. One has a distinct leaning trunk from the high winds of the Columb...
By: Canopy S.
Location: Multnomah

I planted this tree when we built our house in 1960 thinking it would grow 20 feet, but it got to 84! One previous neighbor cut branches that hung over, but the current neighbors like the shade. It's a brittle tree, so its not good for climbing. -An...
By: Katharine R.
Location: Woodstock

I have a tree named bob that I like to read in when it is summer. I like to think that it is my tree. It doesn't show up on the map but it is the only tree that i have stuff to write about. Sometimes i like to pretend that it is the Womping Willow f...
By: Canopy S.
Location: Laurelhurst

Katsura Tree Podcast by Joshua Justice and Alecia Giombolini. To listen to this podcast and others, visit www.pdx.edu/history/heritage-trees-podcasts. Laurelhust Park, with its duck pond, aged firs, winding paths, and old lamp posts, is typically...