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By: Marilyn K.
Location: Laurelhurst

I was in about 3rd grade and was walking home from school one day. A deluge struck so I hunkered under this tree for a good 20 minutes while it passed. The fact that the branches were able to catch and divert most of the water was a wonder to me at...
By: Anna C.
Location: Laurelhurst

Almost a decade ago I was trying to get back into jogging, and I made myself jog exactly 1 mile....sure enough as I hit the 1-mile mark, I looked up and this beautiful Katsura Heritage tree stood before me. Now I always make sure to run by the Katsur...
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: Catherine M.
Location: Laurelhurst

Monkey Puzzle trees were supposedly given away at the 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition. Because of this, many of the monkey puzzle trees throughout Portland are about the same age. Here's a baby picture of the tree in 1916 from the Laurelhurst Compan...