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Trees are infrastructure


In case you missed it, there’s a great story in the Portland Tribune: Exploring societal benefits of healthy urban forests.

people on tour of trees and stormwater projects

Cynthia Orlando from the Oregon Department of Forestry recounts a recent Oregon Board of Forestry tour exploring the role of urban forests as “green infrastructure.”  Forests aren’t just for the mountains.  Urban trees help provide many services, including stormwater management for cleaner rivers and streams.

Environmental Services staff led portions of the tour to discuss trees and stormwater management at the City’s Water Pollution Control Laboratory, and the Holman Pocket Park.  


Find out more about the Holman Pocket Park project here.  Learn about Environmental Services’ Tree Program and how you can get involved.


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