By Bruce Nelson, Cully Tree Team
When: Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Where: Rigler Elementary School, 5401 NE Prescott Street (meet in front at the flag pole, where the walk will begin and end)
The second biggest giant sequoia in Cully.
Join long-time Cully resident, Tree Team member, and horticultural expert Bruce Nelson for an engaging and informative tree walk in the Cully neighborhood on Saturday June 3rd from 1 – 3 pm. The walk will begin at the Rigler School Arboretum (meet in front, by flag pole), followed by a stroll along NE Going Street between 47th Avenue and Cully Boulevard.
Bruce has selected an interesting variety of conifers and broadleaf trees along the walk and he will highlight key identification features, curious characteristics and notable growth habits of these particular trees. All of this will be placed within the context of Cully’s neighborhood history and the changing urban environment in this northeast Portland neighborhood (i.e., new housing developments and potential street improvements). Much of the walk will be along “unimproved” roadways, so please be prepared for uneven terrain.
Trees provide myriad benefits, including:
- Reducing runoff from rainstorms
- Improving air quality by removing toxins and producing oxygen
- Reducing heating and cooling costs for residents
- Providing habitat for pollinators and wildlife
- Beautifying streetscapes
- Improving mental and physical wellbeing
- Calming traffic and reducing noise
- Reducing crime
Join us for this tree walk and see how planting the “right tree in the right place” ensures that a neighborhood’s streetscape remains healthy, resilient and beautiful for years to come, while serving important ecological and public health functions for the community.