The Legend of "Lorax Dave" Walters, Eastmoreland Tree-Sitter


Dave Walters, the tree-sitter who spent three days perched in one of the branches of three imperiled Eastmoreland neighborhood sequoias, returned to earth on Friday evening soon after a deal was signed to save the trees from a developer's chainsaw.“If you feel like you want to give to your community, and give outside of what you normally would do,” Walters says, “you really need to do that out ...   More
Sunday, September 20, 2015 COBY HUTZLER

Activists Will Hold Memorial Ceremony for Pier Park Sequoia


Neighborhood activists will hold a memorial ceremony in on Sunday, March 3, for the giant sequoia that the city chopped down last week in Pier Park in St. Johns to make way for a pedestrian and bicycle bridge.The memorial is being organized by Chris Fountain, the woman arrested last week for crossing police lines to save the sequoia. She says the ceremony, which starts at 3 pm Sunday, is "kind of a ...   More
Friday, March 1, 2013 AARON MESH

City Chops Down Pier Park Sequoia, Arrests Woman Trying to Save It


 The City of Portland this morning began cutting down a 12-story sequoia tree in Pier Park in St. Johns to make way for a bicycle and pedestrian bridge, despite a week-long effort by neighborhood activists to save it.Portland Police arrested one of those activists this morning at 10 am, after she crossed a police line around the tree, which is 120 feet tall and 18 feet in circumference. More than ...   More
Friday, February 22, 2013 AARON MESH

City Deploys Mediator to Pier Park to End Sequoia Standoff


A small but vehement protest over cutting down a sequoia tree to build a bicycle and pedestrian bridge has drawn a large contingent of City Hall to St. Johns' Pier Park this afternoon. Mayor Charlie Hales' office has been barraged with phone calls since television news stations broke the story that a handful of neighborhood activists are refusing to let the tree be cut down.More than a dozen city employees ...   More
Thursday, February 21, 2013 by Aaron Mesh


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