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Urban Forest Media Coverage

New tree code

Kopta, Chelsea. "New rules: Get a permit to cut down Portland trees, or pay up." http://www.katu.com 1 Jan 2015. Retrieved 1 Jan 2015 <http://www.katu.com/news/investigators/Get-a-permit-to-cut-down-Portland-trees-or-pay-up-287306281.html?tab=video&c=y>

Law, Steve. "Stumptown no more." Portland Tribune 1 Jan 2015. Retrieved 2 Jan 2015 <http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/245492-112620-stumptown-no-more>.

Climate Action Champion

Podesta, John. "Recognizing American Communities as Climate Action Champions." The White House Blog 1 Oct 2014. Retrieved 3 Dec 2014 <http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/01/recognizing-american-communities-climate-action-champions>.

House, Kelly. "Portland wins presidential award for climate change work." OregonLive 3 Dec 2014. Retrieved 3 Dec 2014 <http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2014/12/portland_wins_presidential_awa.html#incart_river>.

Heritage Trees

Dooris, Pat. "Ohio St. symbol is a heritage tree in Portland." www.KGW.com, updated 6 Jan 2015. Retrieved 7 Jan 2015  <http://www.kgw.com/story/sports/ncaa/ducks/2015/01/07/ohio-st-symbol-is-a-heritage-tree-in-portland/21392773/>

Tall Trees in Portland

Ewers, Micah. "PDX TREES -- Some Notable & Tallest Trees of Portland, Oregon Metro." Personal blog, updated 16 Nov 2014. Retrieved 19 Nov 2014 <https://rephaim23.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/pdx-trees-notable-tallest-trees-of-portland-oregon-metro/>.

Tree City USA

Othman, Sheereen. "#TreeCityUSATuesday." The Arbor Day Foundation Blog 12 Oct 2014. Retrieved 17 Oct 2014 <http://blog.arborday.org/treecityusatuesday-8/>.

Trees Reduce Air Pollution

Culverwell, Wendy. "How trees help Portland kids avoid missing 7,380 days of school." Portland Business Journal 21 Aug 2014. Retrieved 29 Aug 2014 <http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/08/how-trees-help-portland-kids-avoid-missing-7-380.html>. 

O'Hara, Casey. "PSU study shows Portland's urban forest reduces air pollution but also finds hazards." OregonLive 26 Aug 2014. Retrieved 29 Aug 2014 <http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2014/08/psu_study_shows_portlands_urba.html#incart_river>.

Tree Inventory Project

Groff, Elizabeth U. "Inner Southeast tree inventories help restore 'Stumptown's' urban forest." Portland Tribune 7 Mar 2013. Retrieved 7 Mar 2013 <http://portlandtribune.com/sb/75-features/129421-inner-southeast-tree-inventories-help-restore-stumptowns-urban-forest>.

10 Best Cities for Urban Forests

Hoevel, Ann. "Photos: The best U.S. urban forests." CNN 28 Feb 2013. Retrieved 1 Mar 2013 <http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/28/living/best-urban-forests/index.html?eref=rss_mostpopular>.

10 Best Cities for Urban Forests.” American Forests 5 Feb 2013. Retrieved 11 Feb 2013 <http://www.americanforests.org/our-programs/urbanforests/10-best-cities-for-urban-forests/>.

American Forests Names the 10 Best U.S. Cities for Urban Forests.” American Forests 5 Feb 2013. Retrieved 11 Feb 2013 <http://www.americanforests.org/newsroom/american-forests-names-the-10-best-u-s-citiesfor-urban-forests/>.

Culverwell, Wendy. “Portland is one of best cities for urban forests.” Portland Business Journal 5 Feb 2013. Retrieved 11 Feb 2013 <http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/real-estate-daily/2013/02/portland-is-one-of-best-cities-for.html>.

Hottman, Sara. “From ‘Stumptown’ beginnings, Portland's urban forest named one of top 10 in the country.” OregonLive 7 Feb 2013. Retrieved 11 Feb 2013 <http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2013/02/from_stumptown_beginnings_port.html>.

Koch, Wendy. “The 10 best U.S. cities for urban forests.” USA TODAY 5 Feb 2013. Retrieved 11 Feb 2013 <http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/02/04/us-cities-urban-forests/1891345/>.

Profita, Cassandra. “Portland, Seattle Rank Top 10 For Urban Trees.” Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Ecotrope 5 Feb 2013. Retrieved 14 Feb 2013 <http://ecotrope.opb.org/2013/02/portland-seattle-rank-top-10-for-urban-trees/>.