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Join the City of Portland- Parks and Recreation and Urban Forestry, as we celebrate our 40th year as Tree City USA!
This year's celebration brings the event to Mt Scott Park in Southeast Portland. Conveniently accessible by buslines, bicycles and foot (plenty of parking, too), this event will feature multi-cultural performances, music and storytelling, to celebrate the many communities of Portland and our many wordly connections to trees. We will also present the Bill Naito Community Trees Award to one individual and one group for their volunteer work in support of Portland's urban forest (submit a nomination here).
Beneath towering Douglas firs, enjoy food from local vendors and participate in activities for the whole family. Attend workshops ongoing throughout the day and learn about the history of Portland's Urban Forest, how to plant a tree, how to choose a tree, how to take care of a tree, or join a local tree expert for a local tree tour. Additionally, we will be giving away tree seedlings, offering bucket truck rides into the tree canopy and a tree climbing demonstration!
Our story project continues! We want to hear from you, so send your tree story to TreeStory@portlandoregon.gov. In 500 words or less, please describe a tree that has been significant to you and why. Be sure to include information about type of tree (if you know) or names by which the tree was known. Also, where the tree was located. Feel free to send photos, too!
We plan to share these stories with the general public on our Urban Forestry website and as part of our greater art project, The Year in Tree Stories. By submitting your stories and/or photos, you consent to use of these by the City of Portland for any lawful purpose, including, for example, promotion of Urban Forestry programs, publicity, illustration, advertising and web content.
For more information, please contact Nik.Desai@portlandoregon.gov.
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