Author Archives: Pacific Forests

PDX Trees: Canopy Analytics – A New & Comprehensive Look at the Portland Metro Urban Forest! Stunning interactive LiDAR data.

Canopy Analytics My friend Darvel Lloyd recently forwarded me a link to this fantastic new interactive map of the Portland metropolitan area’s urban canopy. Individual trees have been mapped and plotted from 2014 LiDAR data for the whole of the … Continue reading

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Jennings Lodge Trees still Threatened!

Some of the oldest and tallest trees in Jennings Lodge may soon come down in a rather extensive logging operation if the latest 62 Lot development proposal by Lennar Corp succeeds. Jennings Lodge, Happy Valley citizens lose development appeals   … Continue reading

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Measuring Tree height in Google Earth. 3D canopy, and Street view.

Turn on Google Earth’s 3D Buildings Icon. Create a polygon filter and adjust at desired altitude to filter height and find tallest tree. Google 3D renderings are photo realistic, and tend to be better than 95% accurate on flat land. … Continue reading

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Portland used to have 300 foot tall Douglas fir!

Some Douglas fir trees reported up to nearly 300 feet tall, and 6 to 8-1/2 feet diameter once grew on the south slope of Mt Scott, Portland in 1912. Oregonian archives: The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, May 26, 1912, … Continue reading

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Tallest Trees in Eastmoreland could be cut down ; Three 150 foot Sequoias

3 Historic Giant Sequoia Trees said to be 158  years old, up to 150+ feet tall, & 7 feet diameter could be cut down in Eastmoreland, S.E. Portland! – by MJ Ewers, 6-28-15. These are the tallest trees in Eastmoreland, … Continue reading

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Giantology, the Last 100 years.

-Giantology, the Last 100 years. A modern resurgence – Comments by  M.J. Ewers, June 2015. (List updated periodically): c. 1800-1950 Newspaper + Smithsonian Ethnology reports of giants & lost races, mound builders etc (the primary source material of a century … Continue reading

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Indian Mounds, 7 foot skeletons, horns & extra teeth — Nephilim Giants, or Shamans?

Skulls with horns, Extra teeth and other Cranial anomalies The Adena and other Woodland Indians who built mounds from Illinois down to Georgia, often buried their top medicine man, chief or shaman at the center or bottom of the mound. … Continue reading

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