This is simply hilarious.
The tree at the center of the controversy is a giant sequoia that stands about 120 feet tall and measures 18 feet around. It's one of a couple dozen giant sequoias in Pier Park, but the only one on the chopping block.
Park visitors have already pinned up a little memorial on the tree’s trunk asking the city to reconsider. The problem is that the tree sits in the way of a major project, according to Portland Parks and Recreation officials.
The city is building a ten-mile long pedestrian and bike trail called the North Portland Greenway. Once completed, the trail will connect North Portland to downtown. Plans call for a bridge to be built over a set of railroad tracks, and according to the city, that sequoia tree is in the way.
Park visitors want the city to build around the tree instead of taking it down.
“If I come here tomorrow morning and that tree isn't there, I’m going to cry," said Chris Fountain, one of a number of neighbors fighting to save it. "It means a lot to me.”http://www.kgw.com/news/local/Fighting-to-save-their-Sequoia-191930631.html