In September 2015, developer Everett Custom Homes sought to cut these giant sequoias down to make room for one large house. The local community took a stand though, asking if this really was the best way to develop our city. No one in the neighborhood wanted the trees destroyed, especially if there was an alternative. Citizens from all over the Portland and beyond joined the struggle, defying arrest to protect the trees from chainsaw crews on two occasions. Finally, a solution was brokered. That solution is called Save the Giants Park. It's our hope that it will serve as a monument to a time when people cared enough to affect change. In creating this public space, we seek to share the beauty and mystery of giant trees within an urban boundary. It will be a place of education, enrichment, and inspiration. But to make it happen, we need your help. Once the loans on the land are fully paid, we can register these trees as heritage trees, and they will be protected forever. Read the full story here.