Roseway 72nd Avenue Park Blocks
Volunteer Tree Pruning

Third Monday of the month:
May 19, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, 72nd & Failing
June 16, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, 72nd & Skidmore
July 21, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, 72nd & Mason

• Learn How to Prune Trees
• Work with City Arborists to Prune Trees
• Have Fun and Meet your Neighbors

    Meet your neighbors, have fun and help prune the trees along the NE 72nd
    Avenue Park Blocks. Portland Parks & Recreation and the Roseway
    Neighborhood Association will offer three hands-on pruning workshops to
    prune 80 young trees along NE 72nd Avenue from Sandy to Prescott Street.
    Planted in 2003, the trees are now fully established and need to be pruned
    for safety, low branches and structure.

    No pruning experience is necessary. Portland Parks & Recreation arborists
    will teach basic pruning techniques, and help supervise the pruning. To
    register for this workshop contact Karl Dawson with Portland Parks &
    Recreation at 503-823-1650 or Join us for the
    full two hours, or as long as you can.

    Light snacks and refreshments provided.

    If you have any questions about your street trees, please call Portland Parks & Recreation City Nature for a street tree inspection at 503-823-4489. City tree inspectors are available to assess your street trees, and issue pruning, planting or tree removal permits.

    Sponsored by Portland Parks & Recreation and the Roseway Neighborhood Association

    Annual Spring Cleanup

    Saturday, May 10, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Roseway Heights School – 7334 NE Siskiyou St.

    Last year, we diverted 68% of what we accepted for reuse or recycling. In other words, of the 39 tons of materials we collected, we kept more than 23 tons out of the landfill. We plan to do even better this year!

    Volunteers needed! Free disposal and lunch! Call Jane at (503) 281-6909

    We will accept:
    Bulky waste (furniture, mattresses, windows, etc.)
    Yard debris and wood waste
    Appliances and scrap metal
    Reusable household items for our “trade it” area (leftovers will be donated)
    Reusable building supplies

    We will not accept:
    Hazardous wastes or explosives (including paints, fluorescent lightbulbs, batteries) Call (503) 234-3000 for information on disposing these items.
    Rocks, ashes, sod or concrete
    Commercial landscaping or construction debris

    $5 per car load
    $10 per pickup/SUV load
    $15 per trailer load
    $25 per truck and trailer load

    Electronics Fees:
    $10 monitors/TVs/laptops/microwaves
    $5 CPUs/printers/scanners/FAX machines/stereo parts
    $4 VCR/DVD/CD players
    For information on the Master Recycler Plastic Roundups, which are held three times a year, click here.

    Special thanks to our event sponsors and partners:
    Metro Regional Government
    Portland Office of Sustainable Development
    AGG Enterprises
    Schnitzer Steel
    The ReBuilding Center
    Annie’s Donuts

    Friends of Trees planting

    It was a beautiful day, we planted 97 trees in Cully, Rose City Park and Roseway. Between donations from businesses and participants we were able to cover 100% of the costs and there is $15 left in our neighborhood fund for next year (Friends of Trees collects donations with tree orders and will forward that extra dollars to next year’s planting). The $300 that the neighborhood association set aside for the planting can be reallocated!

    NE 82nd Avenue Community Visioning Open House

    Graduate students in Portland State University’s Master of Urban and Regional Planning program will hold a community visioning open house for NE 82nd Avenue on Thursday, April 10.

    The five students are developing a vision plan for the corridor entitled Imagine 82nd. The plan will describe and illustrate the community’s hopes for NE 82nd Avenue between the Banfield Freeway and Sandy Boulevard. The April 10th open house is a crucial first step in understanding the community’s preferences for the busy five-lane corridor. The event will take a “drop in” format where local residents and employees can stop by at their convenience in the evening. Activities will include visual preference surveys, community opinion surveys, and identifying opportunities and challenges on maps.

    The open house will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10 at the Madison South Community Room at Banfield Pet Hospital Glenhaven Corporate Headquarters, 8000 NE Tillamook Street in Portland. All area residents, students, employees and business owners are encouraged to attend.

    For more information, e-mail Steve Szigethy at

    To download a PDF of this press release, please click here.

    Download a PDF web flyer for this event: Imagine 82nd Open House Flyer

    People are living books. The real library of life is community.