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Take the lead in growing and maintaining Portland's Urban Forest! - September 7, 2010

Are you interested in becoming a Neighborhood Tree Steward? This month and next, Portland Parks & Recreation is offering an extended schedule of Tree Steward classes, taught by a variety of tree experts.

 

Urban trees provide benefits that our fundamental to our city's livability, including cleaner air and water, cooler streets and homes, and essential wildlife habitat. We're known for our large expanse of urban trees.Neighborhood Tree Steward program

 

Today, Portland is home to thousands of trees and more than 10,000 acres of parks and natural areas.

 

Hands-on activities will teach you about tree biology, pruning, planting, care, regulations, and tricks of the trade to organize community involvement. Scholarships are available, as are discounts for groups of two or more from one neighborhood. For more, call Autumn Montegna, Urban Forest Outreach Coordinator, at (503) 701-7622 or autumn.montegna@portlandoregon.gov.

 

Sign up today to be a part of preserving our very special urban forest!