A coworker reported to me yesterday that the small tree in Mill Ends Park – the smallest city park in the world – seemed to be missing. She said there appeared to be a hole in the ground where the tree had been.
Could it be that the only tree in this two-foot diameter park was stolen?
Indeed, said Mark Ross of Portland Department of Parks and Recreation, "someone yanked it out."
The tree has been missing for a few days, Ross said.
But park technician Scott Gibson was there this afternoon with a small Douglas fir sapling – with a price tag of $3.25 – to replace it.
I swung by to take a picture. I wonder what has become of the stolen tree…? Here's the picture I took of it last month: