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Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

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1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

2015 Tree Summit November 7

2015 Tree Summit
November 7, 2015
8:30 am - 4 pm
Mt. Scott Community Center 5530 SE 72nd Ave. Register online here by October 31

Street tree inventory volunteers spent the summer sporting yellow safety vests, working a diameter tape, and seeking the answer to the neverending "opposite or alternate?" leaf arrangement question. Undeterred by heat, rain, curious bystanders, and shrubs posing as trees, volunteers and staff collected data on over 50,0000 trees in Buckman, Hazelwood, Irvington, King, Montavilla, Mt. Scott Arleta, Mt. Tabor, N. Tabor, Old Town - Chinatown, Parkrose, Parkrose Heights, Powellhurst-Gilbert, Roseway, Sabin, and Woodlawn neighborhoods. Now it's time for the fun part - unveiling the results! Answers to all of your questions on stocking level, species diversity, and tree health will be revealed at the 2015 Tree Inventory Summit.

Explore the results of the 2015 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. 

Agenda 8:30 – 9 am: Registration 

9 am - noon: Presentations

    • Inventory Results Revealed - Findings, Analysis, and Recommendations. Angie DiSalvo, Carrie Black, Julie Fukuda, and Maya Rommwatt, PP&R Urban Forestry
    • Species Diversity for Resilient Forests - Jim Gersbach, PP&R Urban Forestry
    • Caring for Trees from Seedling to Replacement - Tree Inspector TBD, PP&R Urban Forestry
    • Portland’s Tree Canopy Present and Future - Jeff Ramsey, PP&R Urban Forestry
    • From Stumptown to Tree Town: Interpreting neighborhood history through its trees – David-Paul Hedberg, Portland State University

12:15  - 1 pm: Lunch 

1 - 4 pm: Tree Plan work session: setting goals and priorities, working with partners, and gearing for action

Registration appreciated by October 31 at:

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.