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Trees provide many environmental, ecological, social, and health benefits. Though trees planted today may look small, over the decades they will grow into the leafy canopy that lines our streets, shades our homes, and helps make Portland such a livable city.
Check out these resources to learn more about what trees do for you, your city, and the environment.
A guide to city plans featuring trees
An extensive reference list of research on the benefits of trees
A guide to research on the social, cultural, and civic implications of urban greening
At-a-glance guides to Portland watershed health
A 2007 report assessing the structure and value of Portland's urban forest
A broad overview of studies on the environmental, economic, and social benefits of trees.