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The City of Portland, Oregon

Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

MAILING ADDRESS: 1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

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Jade District Commercial and Multifamily Residential Tree Planting

evergreen tree with thank you note Jade District logo


Now through February 7th, the Environmental Services Tree Program is taking sign-ups for free tree planting at commercial properties and multifamily residential properties with 3 or more units in the Jade District. We will also water the trees for their first 4 years. This offer includes the cost of asphalt or concrete removal where necessary.

To sign-up call 503-823-2255 or email itreepdx@portlandoregon.gov

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Why the Jade District? Environmental Services is one of many organizations that have made an on-going commitment to work together for a more breathable, accessible, livable and prosperous Jade District. Visit www.orsolutions.org/osproject/jade-greening-project to learn more about the Jade Greening project.

Why plant trees? Trees provide benefits to property and business owners and to people working and shopping in the neighborhood. In addition to soaking up the rain, trees can reduce building energy use and clean the air. Trees provide shade and beauty and have been shown to draw in shoppers and increase spending. Click here to learn more about the many benefits that trees provide.

Where will trees be planted? This is a pilot project offering both trees in the public right-of-way and trees on private property. We will work collaboratively with property owners and tenants to put trees where they will provide the most benefit. Participation in this project will require the property owner or property owner representative to review all proposed planting locations and approve them prior to planting. Tree planting is voluntary only and the long-term care of all trees is the responsibility of the property owner. Please note that we cannot plant trees to meet the conditions of existing permits.

What will we plant? We do not have a tree list for this pilot project. We are offering trees for the many environmental and human health benefits that they provide, including reducing the runoff from rain. Our preference is to plant large and evergreen trees to help keep our rivers clean. Large trees also provide greater human health benefits such as clean air and urban heat island mitigation. However, we understand there is not always room for large trees. Our goal is to work with you to match the right tree to the right place.

Any trees planted in the public right-of-way will be planted from approved lists in our Programmatic Permit.

When will trees be planted? Trees will be planted spring 2020. Depending on the number of sign-ups we receive, it may be necessary to hold some tree planting until next fall. To avoid unnecessary stress to the trees, we do not plant between approximately May and September. See the table below for key project dates.

 

Jade District Planting - Key Dates

Sign up with us by

We conduct site visits

Property owner or representative reviews proposed planting locations and confirms participation by

Planting happens

Friday February 7

January and February

Friday March 6

Late March to early April by Treecology

Planting at some properties may be held until October 2020 or later.

 

Still have questions? Call us at 503-832-2255 or email itreepdx@portlandoregon.gov. You can also Meet the Environmental Services Tree Program to learn about other projects we've worked on in the community.

To sign-up call 503-823-2255 or email itreepdx@portlandoregon.gov

Sign up by Friday February 7, 2020

 

口笔译服务  |  Chiaku me Awewen Kapas  |  अनुवादन तथा व्याख्या  |  Traducere și interpretariat  |  Устный и письменный перевод  |  Turjumaad iyo Fasiraad  |  Traducción e interpretación  |  Письмовий і усний переклад  |  Biên Dịch và Thông Dịch  503-823-7740