Saturday, November 9, 2013
9 am - 4 pm
A free tee shirt and lunch are included if you register by October 31!
St. Johns Community Center
8427 N Central St.
Register online by October 31 at http://tinyurl.com/treesummit2013
or call Angie DiSalvo at 503-823-4484
Join Urban Forestry to explore the results of the 2013 street tree inventories and compare findings among neighborhoods. We will also share the largest trees and most unusual finds. And most importantly, we will begin creating neighborhood tree plans with your guidance and vision. Tree teams, volunteers, neighborhood association members, tree stewards, Friends of Trees coordinators, and neighbors are encouraged to attend, along with anyone interested in crafting a plan and taking action to improve the urban forest.
Street tree inventory volunteers spent the summer sporting yellow safety vests, working a diameter tape, and seeking the answer to the never ending "opposite or alternate?" leaf arrangement question. Undeterred by heat, rain, curious bystanders, and shrubs posing as trees, volunteers collected thousands of tree data points in Arbor Lodge, Brooklyn, Cathedral Park, Downtown, Piedmont, Portsmouth, Richmond, and Woodstock neighborhoods. Now it's time for the fun part - unveiling the results! Answers to all of your questions about stocking level, species diversity, and health of your neighborhood's street trees will be revealed at the 2013 Tree Inventory Summit.
Inventory Reports: Inventory reports will be available on the tree inventory website and distributed via email prior to the summit. Urban Forestry is working hard to complete data entry and analysis, and as soon as results are ready they will be distributed.
8:30 - 9am: Registration
9 am - noon: Inventory results and guest speakers
Noon - 1 pm: Break for lunch (lunch provided to those who register prior to October 31)
1 - 4 pm: Tree Plan work sessions for Arbor Lodge, Brooklyn, Cathedral Park, Downtown, Piedmont, Portsmouth, Richmond, and Woodstock neighborhoods. Everyone is invited to attend the work sessions, even if you don't live in one of the eight neighborhoods.
Contact Angie DiSalvo at Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry