Category Archives: Park Blocks

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

 

Plant a Tree! October 29th

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  • Saturday, October 29th from 9 am – Noon
  • Location: NE 72nd (between NE Failing and NE Mason)
Join the Roseway Tree Team, Roseway Neighborhood Association, and Urban Forestry in revitalizing the Roseway Park Blocks. Together we will plant 9 to 11 trees!
Join us at 8:30 AM for registration, coffee and donuts, and planting demo. Use the following link to register. 

Click Here to Register! 

Please fill out the form once for each person who plans on attending. A reminder email will be sent to you as the date approaches.

We will be planting rain or MGF-Moss Warsshine!!

We recommend long pants and long sleeves, sturdy shoes, rain gear and a water bottle. Instruction, tools, and work gloves will be provided. 

Questions: rosewaytreeteam@gmail.com
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Tree Removal & Planting in the Park Blocks

A tree planting adventure has been scheduled by the city on March 12th in the 72nd Avenue park blocks between Failing and Beech. Below are the plans for removal and replanting. Some of the trees in the park blocks are at the end of their lifespan and have become dangerous. You may have noticed how easily some have fallen in recent storms. So, as some trees must be removed, others will be taking their place.

Here are the plans at this point:

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New Trees Coming to Park Blocks!

Long-lived shade trees will create signature look into the next century

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Roseway planting Feb. 14th will continue to beautify park blocks. Event time:  9am-11:30am.

Urban Forestry is adding to the romance of Roseway’s 72nd Avenue park blocks with a Valentine’s Day tree planting. The planting will help the Roseway Neighborhood Association complete Phase One of a decade-long effort to rejuvenate and beautify the four blocks.  Some 19 trees purchased with money from the City’s Tree Planting and Preservation Fund will help fill gaps in a massive planting done back in 2003. That earlier planting was needed because row after row of identical clones of Thundercloud plum planted by civic boosters back in the 1950s were dying out. One of the drawbacks of that uniform planting of a single clone of plum is that all the trees die after about 50 years.

Neighborhood resident Sean Batty envisioned replacing the monoculture on 72nd Avenue with different species of longer-lived trees, namely chestnuts, oaks and hackberries. Supported by the City of Portland and Chad Honl from Friends of Trees, some 80 trees were planted on Nov. 15, 2003. About 75% of those trees survived to become established and are well on their way to becoming magnificent shade trees. The new planting is to fill gaps in the perimeter left by trees that were hit by cars or didn’t survive for one reason or another.

Because chestnuts and oaks have thrived in the park blocks, the new planting will showcase additional members of Fagaceae, a great family of 600 species that contains oaks, chestnuts and beeches among others. Not only will that add to the botanical education value of the blocks, but the new beeches, oaks and chestnuts will become large trees.  With potential lifespans well over a century, these trees’ spreading canopies will also provide Roseway with significant summer shade, cooling the air on hot summer days, absorbing road noise from nearby Sandy Boulevard , and prolonging the life of street pavement.

Batty has said of Phase One that “…the project demonstrates how citizens and bureau can work together to achieve great results.”  He already envisions a future Phase 2 that at each end of each block will combine the vibrant fall color of ginkgos and katsuras with spring-flowering trees set off by evergreen sequoias. The result will create a majestic local legacy for Roseway residents well into the next century.

For more information contact Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry at 503-823-8779 or karl.dawson@portlandoreogn.gov.

To sign up to help with the planting click here.

Click here to see a gallery of previous tree plantings. 

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