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PP&R's Urban Forestry presents the Second Annual Yard Tree Giveaway events in October 2018

POSTED SEPTEMBER 10, 2018

(Portland, OR) –

Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry presents the Second Annual Yard Tree Giveaway events for 2018; Focused on east Portland's Centennial, Lents neighborhoods

Portland Parks & Recreation’s Urban Forestry division is proud to present the Second Annual Yard Tree Giveaway events to help increase Portland’s tree canopy and continue fostering a healthy urban forest. To expand Portland’s tree canopy in east Portland - where it is currently below other parts of the City - this year’s events will be held in the Centennial and Lents neighborhoods. Urban Forestry had the event flyer and materials detailing various trees translated into Spanish, Vietnamese, and Russian to better and more equitably serve Portland’s diverse communities. Please see the this link for translated materials. 

Visit and please share the Facebook event pages! 

Nuestra división de Silvicultura Urbana está regalando árboles de patio GRATIS. Obtenga más información y regístrese ahora en portlandoregon.gov/parks/article/697403

Event dates are Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 9am-1pm at Parklane Park in the Centennial neighborhood and on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 9am-1pm at Bloomington Park in the Lents neighborhood. Yard tree giveaway info is online at portlandoregon.gov/parks/73498.

“Trees are part of Portland’s history and heritage,” said Portland Parks Commissioner Nick Fish. “They keep stormwater out of our local rivers, clean our air, and make our neighborhoods greener. I’m proud that Portland Parks & Recreation is helping bring more trees to our City, especially in East Portland.” 

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) Urban Forestry's Yard Tree Giveaway provides free trees for neighbors to plant on private property. Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry gave away 567 trees to Portlanders last year, and 63% of the trees went to people who identified as belonging to low-income households. Trees offer many benefits including cleaning the air, cooling the city during the summer months, and providing homes for birds, bees, and other wildlife. The species offered at the events will focus on large form, native, and evergreen species. Some medium size trees will also be available for smaller yards.  

The trees are expected to go quickly, so neighbors are encouraged to register and reserve a tree today

GUIDELINES FOR RECEIVING A TREE:

  • Trees are for planting on private property in front, side or back yards (trees may not be planted in containers or in the sidewalk as street trees)
  • Trees must be planted within the City of Portland
  • Limit of two trees per household
  • Trees are not to be used for planting permit requirements 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2018 (REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Click here to register!)

Parkland Park, SE 155th Avenue and Main Street, Portland, Oregon 97233 (MAP)

  • 9:00am - 1:00pm: reserved pick-up only.
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm: first-come, first-served basis, if trees are still available. 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2018 (REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Click here to register!)

Bloomington Park, SE 100th Avenue and Steele Street, Portland, Oregon 97266 (MAP)

  • 9:00am - 1:00pm: reserved pick-up only.
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm: first-come, first-served basis, if trees are still available. 

Check our website for updates to the events at portlandoregon.gov/parks/freetrees
For more information, please contact freetrees@portlandoregon.gov.


Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry

The mission of PP&R’s Urban Forestry division is to manage and care for Portland's forest infrastructure in the City, for current and future generations. Our urban forest consists of 220,000 street trees, 1.2 million park trees, and innumerable private property trees. Urban Forestry is involved in managing or regulating these trees to differing degrees- creating and implementing the City's Urban Forest Management Plan, fostering community tree awareness and stewardship, developing tree policies and programs, monitoring and assessing the urban forest, issuing permits for planting, pruning, and removal of public and some private trees, and responding to tree emergencies. 

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