After a snowy winter, a word of thanks to the staff, volunteers, and property owners that got involved.
The Environmental Services Tree Program organizes targeted planting events in low-canopy and under-served neighborhoods, along transit corridors, in school yards, and elsewhere. We offer a Treebate on your stormwater bill as an incentive to plant residential yard trees, and we work with Friends of Trees to strengthen communities through neighborhood tree planting events.
This winter brought many surprises, from the usual rain and clouds to some unusual cold and snow. Before the summer sun burns away our memories of winter, we wanted to look back and celebrate another season of tree planting.
After this winter, there are 3,700 more trees in our city thanks to partnerships between the Environmental Services Tree Program, Friends of Trees, and hundreds of Portland residents and property owners. These trees line our streets and grace our yards, contributing to the health and vitality of our urban watershed and all of us who live here.
More than 2,800 trees were planted through Friends of Trees with support from Environmental Services. Thank you to the tireless staff and intrepid volunteers who made that happen!
Photo caption: Volunteers gave their Saturday mornings to tree planting in wind, snow, and cold. Photo credit Confluence AmeriCorps member Marc Czornij.
More than 700 trees were planted with City of Portland contractors at commercial, industrial, and publicly owned properties. Thank you to tenants and property owners for participating and taking that extra step in collaboration for Portland’s urban canopy.
Photo caption: New broadleaf evergreen outside a commercial property on SE Foster Rd. Photo credit Matt Krueger
Photo caption: New trees line the Trimet Orange Line along McLoughlin Blvd in Portland. Photo credit Matt Krueger.
Finally, more than 130 Treebates were approved for trees planted in private residential yards. These trees will help manage stormwater for years to come. Thank you to everyone who made a personal investment in trees this winter.
You can learn more about the Environmental Services Tree Program by visiting our website at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/63490