If this question has been plaguing you, have no fear: the tree has found a new home.
Portland Parks & Recreation Stewardship Coordinator Susan Hawes, along with Friends of Mt. Tabor volunteer Darvel Lloyd, re-planted the once-missing tree this morning at Mt.TaborPark.
The small tree made big news when it went missing from Mill Ends Park - the smallest park in the world - earlier this month. A few days after its disappearance, the tree was laid back at the park, roots and all. But PP&R had already replaced the tree, so the sapling needed a new home.
The exact location of the tree’s home will remain a secret - to ensure the sapling stays healthy and safe.
Regardless of the reason the tree was taken, we’re happy it has found a new home.
Mt. Tabor Park is the new home of a Doug Fir sapling that may or may not have been stolen from the World's Smallest Park
Steve beaven in The Oregonian
New home for tree yanked from world's smallest park
Teresa Blackman on kgw.com