Tree Inventory Work Day
- Published on Tuesday, 07 September 2010 03:39
How many available planting spaces are there in my neighborhood? What is the most commonly planted street tree? Are there dead and dying trees that need replaced? Help us answer these questions by collecting inventory data to guide stewardship activities and identify local tree issues. Can you identify common street trees? Do you want to improve your tree id skills? Or simply learn more more about trees?
Join Urban Forestry staff and volunteers and help collect important tree inventory data. Urban Forestry is helping Portlanders take action to improve their community's street trees. Active community groups interested in the cause begin by gathering volunteers to help conduct a street tree inventory. Volunteers are guided by Urban Forestry staff who provide training, tools, and event organization. Together, information is collected on tree species, size, health, site conditions, and available planting spaces.
Data is analyzed by Urban Forestry staff, and findings are presented to neighborhood stakeholders. Achievable strategies are set by the collective body to improve existing trees, identify opportunities for an expanding tree canopy, and connect the neighborhood with city and non-profit resources. The result is a Neighborhood Stewardship Plan. The plan identifies the current status and health of neighborhood street trees and provides recommendations for neighborhood action. This final product serves as a catalyst for neighborhood implementation.
Add $$$ value to your home: City encourages local tree care providers
- Published on Friday, 06 August 2010 19:17
If you are considering pruning, planting or removing a tree ON YOUR PROPERTY, consider consulting professionals on the City of Portland's Local Tree Care Providers list. Trees are valuable assets to your home and property. They add substantial emotional, financial and historic value to your home. Enhance your asset with professionals who are have completed the City’s Local Tree Care Provider’s Workshop. Don't repeat recent news headlines with sloppy contractors who do more harm than good. Consult the list provided by the City of Portland.
If you want to plant, prune or question a City STREET TREE, or if you don't know who governs a particular tree, you must first consult a city tree inspector at: 503-823-4489, or visit the City of Portland Tree Permits website for excellent information.
Sequoias at East Sylvan Middle School
- Published on Thursday, 04 February 2010 23:24
Calling Metro with Frani
- Published on Thursday, 04 February 2010 23:24
Did you know
1) that there are two terrific sites reasonably local to our neighborhood where you can recycle PLASTICS (and many other recyclables) that are NOT collectable at the curb? These sites are now run by Far West Fibers.Their locations are:
Beaverton Recycling Center, 10750 SW Denney Rd. (503) 643-9944 Hours: Daily, 7:30 to 5:00 (SW corner of OR 217 So.; right turn after exit, first left onto the site)
Portland Recycling Center, 1520 NW Quimby St., (503)228-5375 Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 9-5 (Cross street SW 15th, beneath the I- 405 overpass)
(For those who work in SE Portland, there's also 4629 SE 17th Ave, Hours: 8-4 Daily. There also are other locations in Portland.)
2) If you can push your finger through the plastic and it stretches around your finger, it's recyclable! If the plastic breaks or cracks, it is not.
These two sites take all kinds of plastic bags and film that you cannot bring to your local grocery store, where only plastic grocery bags are accepted. In addition to the grocery bags, you can bring SHRINK WRAP, "reasonably" clean used plastic wrap (like Saran Wrap), and any other plastics bags to these sites. Bread bags should be turned inside out and crumbs shaken out. Small stickers on the packaging (like the ones that say "this week's special") do not have to be removed. But, of course, all unattached paper receipts should be removed.
3) Rigid Plastics: You can recycle all reasonably clean hard plastics, even the plastic deodorant containers and other everyday plastics can go into the rigid plastics, again, if reasonably clean. These including all those plastic caps and lids that Curbside won't take; also, Clamshell packaging, and all that unnecessary plastic packaging like you find on products that's nearly impossible to open without a sharp pair of scissors.
Did you know that Curbside does not want plastic bottles, containers or tubs smaller than 6 ounces? These ARE recyclable at the two above Far West Fibers sites with the rigid plastics.
One last note: You CAN bring plastic mayonnaise jars, syrup bottles, vegetable oil bottles to the Far West Fiber sites. They should be rinsed out and reasonably clean. They don't have to be spotless or dishwasher clean. Just no clumps of food.
- Published on Tuesday, 08 December 2009 22:28
Invasive specie index; http://www.portlandonline.com/Bes/index.cfm?c=45696&a=171624
Friends of Trees calendar: http://www.friendsoftrees.org/calendar