Tree Plan Creation
Congratulations on being accepted to participate in Urban Forestry's Street Tree Inventory and welcome to this fun and informative undertaking!
This page provides resources for neighborhood tree teams before, during, and after a neighborhood tree inventory. Explore the links below to find outreach materials useful in recruiting volunteers, documents to assist in creating tree plans, funding resources to help support tree plan goals, and Neighborhood Tree Team websites and contact information. To request more information, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources for volunteer recruitment
Volunteer support is essential in the successful completion of your neighborhood's street tree inventory. Not only will data collection move quickly with many helping hands; the involvement of your neighbors and community will encourage a greater sense of collective tree stewardship and neighborhood stewardship. Feel free to use the following resources to help you recruit volunteers for inventory workdays!
This list includes a template for Spanish-language flyers. If you would like other outreach materials translated in Spanish or other languages, please contact us at email@example.com and allow for a 2-week turnaround time.
Sample neighborhood newsletter article to be tailored to recruit volunteers in local media
Neighborhood recruitment flyer with tear-off website: Microsoft Word
Neighborhood recruitment flyer with tear-off in Spanish: Microsoft Word (link coming soon!)
Half page volunteer recruitment flyer for Team Leader recruitment
Half page volunteer recruitment flyer for Team Leader recruitment in Spanish: Microsoft Word (link coming soon!)
Volunteer recruitment email announcement for posting on social media
Tree Inventory brochure to use at neighborhood outreach events. Printed copies are available. Translated copies are available upon request, with at least 2-week notice required.
Neighborhood Involvement Directory (March 2014) for seeking support from your neighborhood association
Talking Points: Refer to our Why Inventory Your Street Trees webpage
List of local tree care providers for recruiting volunteer arborists on-call
Photos from past inventories
You and your neighbors have inventoried hundreds of trees, and Urban Forestry staff have laid out all of the analyses in a report. Now what? These results will be presented at the Tree Inventory Summit in November.
You, your Tree Team, and other fellow volunteers will have the opportunity to go through the data and set some goals for the improvement of your neighborhood's urban forest. This will ultimately lead to creating a Tree Plan for your neighborhood, which can be used as a tool to guide your future tree stewardship activities and as an outreach tool to your community.
Urban Forestry is delighted to collaborate with you and your team on coordinating and executing stewardship activities. Check out these resources to help guide you on your next steps!
- Tree Plan worksheet
- Example Tree Plan: Concordia
- Menu of workshop options
- Funding Request Form for Tree Stewardship Activities
- Event planning agreement
Are you and your team ready to seek funding for long-term projects? In addition to Urban Forestry's funding and resources, explore these local grants for additional ways to fund your tree stewardship projects.
- Funding from Urban Forestry for stewardship events
- BES Community Watershed Stewardship Program Grants
- East Portland Action Plan Grants
- Nature in Neighborhoods Capital Grants
- Neighborhood Small Grants Program
- Portland Garden Club Grants
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This webpage is continually updated -- please check back again soon!