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TreeHug PDX is back; Stumptown looks to establish tree hug record


Hoyt Arboretum Friends, Portland Parks & Recreation lead challenge to Seattle & Vancouver

(Portland) –

Where else but Portland, who else but you?  Join tree huggers from around the region for the third annual TreeHug PDX event, with festivities including live music, bucket truck rides, a climbing wall, games and, of course, the big hug.

“I can’t think of a better way to show how much Portlanders love trees than by initiating the Cascadia Cup of tree hugging,” says Portland Parks & Recreation Director Mike Abbaté.  “I’m going out on a limb here and predicting that our huggers will turn out in huge numbers!”

What:  TreeHug PDX, to initiate the Cascadia Cup of Tree Hugging through a free family-fun tree hug festival.

Who:   EVERYONE is welcome to join tree huggers from all over the region.  TreeHug PDX is organized by Hoyt Arboretum Friends, Treecology, Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry, the Bureau of Environmental Services, Friends of Trees, and Ascending the Giants.

When: Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 12pm-3pm. The Tree Hug itself is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

Where: Hoyt Arboretum, near the intersection of SW Kingston Ave and SW Knights Boulevard. Take the Max train to the Washington Park stop or use free Washington Park bus shuttle to move around Washington Park. 

Why:   Where else but Portland, who else but you? Organizers have challenged both Seattle and Vancouver to a Cascadia Cup of Tree Hugging to prove that Portland is the greenest, tree-huggiest city of the Northwest.

About TreeHug PDX

TreeHug PDX is a unique event in Portland, Oregon. With a focus on celebrating trees through conservation, education and the world’s greatest tree hug. TreeHug PDX is organized by a group of Portland‐based public, private and nonprofit entities including Treecology, Hoyt Arboretum Friends, Portland Parks & Recreation, Urban Forestry, City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, Friends of Trees and Ascending the Giants.

About Hoyt Arboretum

Hoyt Arboretum is Portland's museum of living trees. Located on 189 ridge-top acres in Washington Park and accessible by 12 miles of hiking trails, more than 6,000 plants from around the world grow at Hoyt Arboretum, including more than 2,000 species. Hoyt Arboretum Friends is a membership-based, nonprofit organization working in partnership with Portland Parks & Recreation to maintain and improve Hoyt Arboretum and its collection for all people through advocacy, resources, awareness and education.