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Thank you to everyone that visited, volunteered, or contributed to our 2017 Portland Arbor Day Festival! This was the first year that we held our tree celebration at Mt Scott Park and the change of venue attracted many additional visitors from Eastside neighborhoods and communities.
Despite a rainy start, the sun made an appearance just in time for the awards ceremony featuring welcome remarks from Urban Forestry Commission Chair Mark Bello, the presentation of Portland’s 40th consecutive Tree City USA Award to Parks Director Mike Abbaté by Jim Gersbach from Oregon Department of Forestry (on behalf of Arbor Day Foundation), presentation of Naito Community Trees Awards by City Forester Jenn Cairo and the reading of the Mayoral Proclamation by Commissioner Amanda Fritz.
It was great to see so many people come together to celebrate trees and our urban forest. Here is a look at the biggest tree party of the year, in numbers:
View photos of Arbor Day here!
Help us to make next year’s Arbor Day even better by taking this quick three-minute survey: www.tinyurl.com/ArborDay-VisitorSurvey
Our story project continues! We want to hear from you, so send your tree story to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 at email@example.com.