Big-Ass Oregon Tree


On Thom’s block, south of the campus in Eugene, a huge sidewalk maple (at least I think it’s a maple). Somehow it hadn’t made an impression the several times we’ve been up there. The crown of the tree is big, but you can tell it’s been cut back over the years so it doesn’t overwhelm nearby houses. The trunk, though, is massive, as demonstrated here by various two- and four-legged organisms.


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One Reply to “Big-Ass Oregon Tree”

  1. That. Is. Massive. I think that’s a close relative to the silver maples we have around here. The ones around here do get quite large. However, I’ve never seen one that big. Probably because they’re always getting toppled by high winds and tornadoes. Maybe.

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