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The City of Portland, Oregon

Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 613, Portland, OR 97204

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April showers bring…trees!

April 10, 2017

It’s only natural that we should choose April to celebrate trees. Not only do we celebrate Arbor Day in April, but as the weather warms, trees shake off their dormancy and demand our attention with unfurling leaves, beautiful flowers, and the promise of fruit and shade to come. But trees’ renewed vigor also marks the end of planting season. Your last opportunity to get a Treebate for that tree you planted this winter (or have been meaning to plant) is fast approaching!

There are lots of reasons to celebrate trees, and lots of reasons you may choose to plant one in your yard. As the bureau tasked with keeping our rivers clean, Environmental Services celebrates trees’ ability to slow and reduce runoff from rainstorms, helping to prevent pollution from reaching our waterways. When you plant a tree with enough room to be as big and beautiful as it can be, you’re our partner in clean rivers! To say thank you, we offer half the purchase price of eligible trees, up to $15 for small, $25 for medium, and $50 for large-stature trees, as a rebate on your city sewer/stormwater/water bill.

This April, celebrate Arbor Day at your own home; bring home May flowers and get a little money back.

 magnolia blooms

Magnolia blooms brighten a cloudy day and herald brighter days to come.

hummingbird in pine

This pine wears its foliage with distinction year-round, welcome camouflage for a spring nest.