Tree vandalism correction

We can all be relieved that vandalism was not the culprit of the sequoia bark removal. According to a letter from Larry Maginnis, the Urban Forestry Supervisor, “I am writing to put your mind to ease in regards to the bark you have found that was removed from the tree.  I visited the site shortly […]

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In Support of Friends of Baltimore Woods

Our mission Friends of Pier Park members are dedicated to the enhancement and protection of Pier Park. As a non-profit group, we advocate for this beautiful park, its public pool, skate park, tennis courts, ball fields, disc golf course and amazing trees. We also organize volunteer work parties in cooperation with Portland Parks and Recreation […]

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Rewards of Consistency

When we first imagined the Pier Park Pick-Up we knew it would take more than our ragtag board of volunteers to tackle the invasive ivy that covered the hillside along one sheltered valley and was established at the north end of the park as well. We knew we needed help. The encroaching ivy was a […]

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Sequoia tree vandalism

Another case of vandalism to our trees in Pier Park.  This is the second time this tree has been damaged. About two months ago, a much smaller section of bark from the lower section was taken off.  This time, a larger section was pulled off – see images. The affected tree is the 2nd largest […]

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Letter to Mike Abatte

In March the Friends of Pier Park Board responded to the 2014-15 Portland Parks Requested Budget. The letter is below. March 14, 2014 Mike Abatte Director Portland Parks and Recreation Dear Mr. Abatte: Thank you for sharing the 2014-15 Portland Parks Requested Budget. It is great news that this is a “stabilized” budget. We appreciate […]

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Giant Sequoia – Sequoiadendron giganteum

Here in Pier Park there is a significant grouping of 29 giant sequoias and one coastal redwood located upon a knoll at the north end of the park. Giant sequoias are the world’s largest single trees by volume and given the right environment, they are known for their longevity, living up to 3,000 years.  These […]

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Tree Vandalism

I just want to bring attention to vandalism that was done to one of the small trees in the park. I have no idea who would have done this. It’s upsetting that this kind of destruction has happened. If anyone has any idea who could have done this or how this was done, please share […]

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Douglas Fir – Pseudotsuga menziesii

Walk through Pier Park and you find yourself walking under the high canopy of Oregon’s state tree  – the Douglas fir. Douglas firs definitely dominate the park’s landscape.  Coastal Douglas firs are the 2nd tallest trees in the world (2nd to the Redwood) and can live between 500 – 1000 years old. Douglas firs, named […]

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Board Election Jan. 22

Our nominees for the Friends of Pier Park Board are: Ryan Lynch – Chair Kelly Pergrande – Vice Chair Keola Morley – Treasurer Erin Etchison – Secretary Melissa Swope – Technology Officer Please come on out to the Wednesday, January 22nd meeting at 6:30 pm at the St. Johns Community Center to vote.  

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Chimney/Pier Park Communications

Friends of Pier Park is looking for a Chimney Park liaison to the FoPP board. The bridge is coming … let’s keep communication channels open! Please email us at connect@FriendsofPierPark.org.

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