Each year, the Naito Community Trees Award is presented by the Urban Forestry Commission on Arbor Day to one Individual and one Group that has carried the spirit of Bill Naito, founder of the Urban Forestry Commission. Award winners are recognized for their tree-related, volunteer activities that have raised community awareness and support for our city’s urban forest.
Group Award Winner: The Street Tree Inventory Volunteers (one of many workday groups, pictured below)
From 2010-2016, 1400 volunteers gave 17,000 hours, measuring, mapping and identifying 218,602 street trees. This is largest volunteer led inventory west of the Rockies! Data from this project allows for better management of Portland’s urban forest. Read about this project here.
Inventory volunteers: read your Naito Award letter from the Urban Forestry Commission here. Congratulations!
Individual Award Winner: Catherine Clark (pictured below)
Catherine is Roseway resident, 2015 Neighborhood Tree Steward, founder and chair of Roseway Tree Team, Friends of Trees volunteer, and an inspiration to us all. She has a passion for trees and improving the health and beauty of her community. Read about her project replanting the Roseway Park Blocks here. Congratulations, Catherine!
Awardees will be honored at Arbor Day at 1pm. Please be sure to join us for this momentous celebration.
For more information, please contact: Nik.Desai@portlandoregon.gov