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Workshop this Saturday: Selecting Trees for your Home

Join the Grant Park and Hollywood Tree Teams for a presentation by Urban Forestry Tree Expert Jim Gersbach on how to choose great trees. 

When:  Saturday, January 14, 2017; 10-11:30am (sign-in with coffee and tea at 9:30am)

Where: Grant Park Church, 2728 NE 34th Ave, Portland OR   

Register here!

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Explore the world of trees through this enlightening presentation on tree options available for the upcoming Friends of Trees planting in the Grant Park and Hollywood neighborhoods (March 4th). Whether you have signed up for this planting, are considering signing up or just want to learn more about the world of trees beyond those typically found at the nursery, this workshop will provide a better understanding of the many considerations when choosing a tree. Learn about visual characteristics (flowers, fall colors, fruits and nuts) and environmental benefits (wildlife habitats and ecosystem functions) of various tree species and why diversity is important to the health of our urban forest (resilience to pests and disease).

Informed by the recently completed street tree inventory, this presentation will also show how choosing the "right tree for the right place" can ensure that your tree stands tall and strong for decades to come. Imagine that! The tree that you plant today can make a lasting contribution to the air quality and character of tomorrow's urban forest!  

For more information, please contact Mason.Wordell@portlandoregon.gov.

Still reading? Sign up for the workshop today! http://tinyurl.com/GPHWdiversity