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By: Darvel L.

This is the largest Douglas fir in Portland--about 6.4 ft. in diameter (over 20 ft. circumference) at breast height and now well over 250 ft. to the intact top. It is one of many old-growth Douglas firs in this canyon that were spared from the turn...
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: John W.

This is Doug. He is a Douglas Fir that writes letters to our first and second grade students attending MLC to teach them about the forest. Doug loves long soaking rains, long hugs, and ivy pulls.
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: Madelyn M.

This tree (Heritage Tree 134) is not only the tallest Douglas Fir in the city, but also serves as a marker for the Danford Balch Homesite. Balch was a settler who came to Oregon via the Donation Land Claim Act in 1851, and eventually gained some infa...