Roseway Tree Walk

Thanks for your interest in Urban Forestry’s Feb. 25th event! Please read the event details below, and complete the registration form for each person who will attend.

Join Jim Gersbach from Urban Forestry and Catherine Clark from the Roseway Tree Team for an interesting and informative tree walk along the NE 72nd Avenue park blocks. Throughout the walk, they will be highlighting the benefits and beauty of conifers and broadleaf evergreens, along with other new deciduous trees in the blocks. Jim and Catherine will share the history of the blocks, with a focus on new plantings. Our urban tree canopy provides important ecosystem services, such as:

• Mitigating storm-water runoff
• Improving air quality
• Producing oxygen
• Reducing heating and cooling costs
• Providing habitat and food for wildlife

Mature trees are also associated with improved health and social outcomes. Evergreen trees provide these benefits year-round, and are additionally important in providing winter shelter for urban wildlife.

Despite the advantages of evergreens, a recently completed street tree inventory carried out by Urban Forestry and thousands of volunteers shows that in developed parts of the city, 90% to 98% or more of the street trees are deciduous, and the majority of these are small or medium size. Many of the new trees planted on the park blocks will attain very large size, thus contributing more benefits than smaller trees. Other trees recently planted on the Roseway park blocks are flowering trees with late spring or summer bloom times. This later blooming period extends the availability of nectar for pollinators. Other trees were planted to provide seeds and nuts relished by birds, squirrels, and other animals that share our urban environment.

Join us as we explore the exciting new large-canopy, pollinator-friendly and evergreen trees in Roseway.

When: 9:30 – 11:30 am on Saturday Feb. 25th, 2017
Location: Meet at Ira’s Deli | 7215 NE Prescott St.

Agenda
9:30 am – 10 am: Register, sign in, have a cup of coffee
10 am – 11:30 am: Walk & Talk with Jim Gersbach and Catherine Clark

Find us at Ira’s Deli, where we will have coffee and snacks waiting. We will be out rain or shine! We recommend long pants and long sleeves, sturdy shoes and a rain/sunhat and bring a backpack, rain gear and water bottle. Instruction, coffee, water and snacks will be provided.

Questions:
Mason Wordell
Portland Parks & Recreation | Urban Forestry
Mason.Wordell@PortlandOregon.gov
Tel: 503-201-3133

For more information on Urban Forestry – www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/trees

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Proposed Bikeway/Walkway

Portland Bureau of Transportation is considering livability projects around the city. One proposal would create a 14 foot wide paved path through the center of the NE 72nd Ave park blocks. This is in the exploratory phase and no solid plans are being considered. In other words, this is a perfect time to weigh in and make thoughtful bikeway-mapsuggestions.

A number of our neighbors were at the last RNA meeting to express their concerns. If you want to add thoughts, positive or negative, you can click on the map to leave comments.

There are several other ways to comment before Nov. 7 on the PBOT proposals. Comment online, in writing or in person.

  • Send an email to trans@oregonmetro.gov
  • Send a letter to Metro Planning, 600 NE Grand Ave., Portland OR 97232
  • Share comments by phone at 503-797-1750 or TDD 503-797-1804.
  • Attend a public hearing at 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27 at Metro Regional Center, 600 NE Grand Ave. in Portland

 

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