• February 25, 2017
  • 9:30 am
  • Ira's Deli, 7215 NE Prescott
Join Jim Gersbach from Urban Forestry and Catherine Clark from the Roseway Tree Team for an interesting and informative tree walk along the NE 72nd Avenue park blocks. Throughout the walk, they will be highlighting the benefits and beauty of conifers and broadleaf evergreens, along with other new deciduous trees in the blocks. Jim and Catherine will share the history of the blocks, with a focus on new plantings.

Agenda
9:30 am – 10 am: Registration
10 am – 11:30 am: Walk & Talk

Click here to Register! http://tinyurl.com/RosewayWalk

Find us at Ira’s Deli, where we will have coffee and snacks waiting. We will be out rain or shine! We recommend long pants and long sleeves, sturdy shoes and a rain/sunhat and bring a backpack, rain gear and water bottle. Instruction, coffee, water and snacks will be provided.

Despite the advantages of evergreens, a recently completed street tree inventory carried out by Urban Forestry and thousands of volunteers shows that in developed parts of the city, 90% to 98% or more of the street trees are deciduous, and the majority of these are small or medium size. Many of the new trees planted on the park blocks will attain very large size, thus contributing more benefits than smaller trees. Other trees recently planted on the Roseway park blocks are flowering trees with late spring or summer bloom times. This later blooming period extends the availability of nectar for pollinators. Other trees were planted to provide seeds and nuts relished by birds, squirrels, and other animals that share our urban environment.

Join us as we explore the exciting new large-canopy, pollinator-friendly and evergreen trees in Roseway.

Questions:
Mason Wordell
Portland Parks & Recreation | Urban Forestry
Mason.Wordell@PortlandOregon.gov
Tel: 503-201-3133