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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...
By: Andrea J.

A small, but distinct pleasure at the morning at the bus stop. Reading about deciduous trees in Lab Girl by Hope Jahren while listening to this majestic oak across the way cast acorns down into the street and onto passing cars with satisfying, miniat...
By: Cris W.

This Scotch pine tree was one of those tiny saplings you get in a pot at Christmastime. It was with my mother when she died. We care for that tree through ten years and four or five moves before it arrived at its final home in our yard. We call it "M...
By: Canopy S.
Location: Buckman

Joseph Lane Bigleaf Maple Podcast by Joshua Justice. The Joseph Lane Bigleaf Maple is number 295 in Portland's Heritage Tree Program. To locate it, enter the Lone Fir Cemetery from SE Morrison street, take the second left, and after a short walk,...
By: Canopy S.
Location: Piedmont

Silver Linden Podcast, hosted by Rebekah Averette and researched by Taylor Rose. A mature silver linden is a dazzling tree with a rare personality. The only one on the Portland Heritage Tree list is on the SW corner of N Haight St and N Rosa Park...
By: Rebecca M.
Location: Montavilla

This giant tree shades my home and many of the other homes around us. We have sweetly named her "Big Bertha". I love walking up to my door every day and craning my neck up to look at the very tippy top of her. Such a beautiful tree.
By: Canopy S.

This tree is where the neighborhood cat lounges and it provides shade and cover from the rain for neighbors at the secret path between Elephants sell and 22nd place.
By: Travis H.

This tree is a weeping willow tree. Because of its central location and the fact that there are not any other trees around it, it served as a great meeting spot for me and my friends when we were teenagers. We would usually meet there as we were eith...
By: Canopy S.
Location: Mt Tabor

This big Douglas fir has always been my favorite Portland tree, since I first measured it a decade ago, determining it to be the largest (and maybe the oldest) Douglas fir in the park, and one of the city's largest. It stands on a steep SW-facing slo...
By: Jenni D.

I always pat this tree as I run by. :)
By: Jenni D.

I always pat this tree as I run by. :)
By: Jenni D.

I sat with my back on this tree for a few minutes in the middle of a 10-mile run on a hot day. I appreciated its shade and the back support! :)
By: Jenni D.
Location: Multnomah

I enjoy walking and running under this tree and its smaller neighbors. They provide welcome shade on an otherwise sunny and exposed path.
By: Abigail R.
Location: Buckman

This tree sits right outside my bedroom window. I love when the sun sets and the light glistens through the trees into my bedroom. A branch of this tree sticks out into the road a bit, and I carelessly knocked my passenger side mirror off. I blame my...
By: Joan P.
Location: Downtown

The copper beech (Fagus sylvatica f. purpurea) tree in front of Portland State University Library was planted around 1890. This tree even has its own urban legend: PSU students tell a story that originally the tree was going to be removed for a libra...