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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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Tree Pruning Day!

  • Sat, Apr 23, 8:30 Tree PruningAM – 12:00 PM
  • Glenhaven Park, NE 82nd Ave and NE Siskiyou St
  • Join the Roseway Tree Team for a free tutorial on the art of pruning street trees! We’ll be working in groups of 4-5 people and learn proper pruning techniques from a certified ISA arborist. Special thanks to our friends at Urban Forestry – Portland Parks & Recreation for organizing this event! Saturday, April 23rd, 2016. Reserve your spot today!Young street tree pruning by the Roseway Tree Team and Urban Forestry
    • Learn pruning basics from an ISA Certified Arborist
    • Prune street trees in groups of 4-5 people with an arborist.
    • Have fun, meet fellow tree enthusiasts, and make a difference in your urban forest!Agenda
    8:30 am – 9:00 am: Register
    9:00 am – 9:45 am: Pruning demonstration
    10:00am –noon: Teams head off to assigned sections
    Noon – Return to starting location
    Registration:
    http://tinyurl.com/pruneroseway

    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, tools, gloves, coffee, water and snacks will be provided.
    Questions:
    Contact Patrick Key at Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry
    971-334-0347
    Patrick.Key@portlandoregon.gov or RosewayTreeTeam@gmail.com