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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Learning Landscapes Application

SCHOOL TREE PLANTING APPLICATION

Thank you for your interest in planting trees at a Portland school.
Please read through the following information and fill out the application so we may better understand your plans for the project.

    All applications are for spring plantings. Plantings will be scheduled for March or April.

    Applications must be received by October 1, 2020 to be considered for Spring 2021.

    Trees can be planted by students, contractors or both. Most plantings are a mix. Urban Forestry manages the contractors for planting.

MUTUAL EXPECTATIONS FOR A SCHOOL TREE PLANTING

The Applicant will:

  • Receive permission from the school principal and school district
  • Gather all interested parties for a site review with Urban Forestry staff. This may include, school administrators, grounds staff, and staff who regularly use the planting space.
  • Work with Urban Forestry to find a minimum of 15 planting spaces
  • Connect Urban Forestry with the teacher and students who will participate in the planting

PP&R Urban Forestry will:

  • Work with the school to create a planting plan and choose site appropriate tree species
  • Purchase and deliver all trees
  • Provide three years of establishment care. This includes watering, weeding, mulching, staking and pruning.
  • Supply tools and mulch
  • Bring staff and trained volunteers to plant with students
  • Provide contractors to plant any trees not planted by students
  • If desired, present an age-appropriate classroom component on trees

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