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Urban Forestry’s Learning Landscapes program empowers students of all ages to plant trees at their school, supported by a professional urban forestry team. Students connect to their school and community by working together to improve and green their school grounds during a fun, outdoor educational experience. As trees grow, they provide environmental and aesthetic benefits to the school for decades. Trees also serve as a living, learning landscape for educators to teach science, math, and more.
Learning Landscapes trees come with a three-year commitment.
Urban Forestry commits to:
The school commits to:
Providing green, treed areas for kids to learn and play has proven physical and mental health benefits for students. Trees bring cleaner air for students, cooler playgrounds, shade from harmful UV rays, and better mental focus. Planting trees also creates a sense of place, connecting students to their school and community. On top of the important services trees provide students, schools often have large spaces with plenty of room for trees to grow.
For over 20 years, Urban Forestry has worked with schools to successfully plant and establish thousands of trees. Learn more about UF’s commitment to working with youth at schools in Portland’s citywide tree planting strategy, “Growing A More Equitable Forest.”
Large-form, evergreen and native trees! Focusing on trees with one or more of these characteristics means more impact for our local environment and more health benefits for students. Urban Forestry arborists will design a planting with trees that thrive in the space. By choosing the right trees in the right place, trees will be healthier, require less maintenance and live longer. At the time of planting trees will be 5’-10’ tall, providing an immediate visual impact to the space.
There is no cost to schools to participate! The Learning Landscapes program is funded by Portland’s Tree Planting Preservation Fund. This fund uses mitigation fees to achieve more equitable distribution of trees throughout the city.
To learn more about creating a Learning Landscape at your school, please contact Molly Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 503-823-4963.
Interested in planting at your Portland school? So are we! Read the mutual expectations and complete an application.
Urban Forestry will provide expertise in picking out tree species that are appropriate for your site, ordering quality tree stock and creating a site design. These guidelines include items to consider as you are thinking about a tree planting.
Maps and species details for planning student activities and visiting the trees