It may be too late to sign up for your own tree this year, but there’s still time to help plant more than 150 trees during the neighborhood tree planting, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010. See details on how to help below!
Why get a tree?
â€¢ Trees contribute to neighborhood livability.
â€¢ Trees reduce city noise and glare, and also calm and slow traffic.
â€¢ Houses on tree-lined streets command prices that are up to 20% higher.
â€¢ Trees reduce the energy needed to heat and cool homes by 15-35%. TREES = SHADE. We demonstrated that under the shade of the canopy it was only 104 degrees while on the sunny pavement 144 degrees!!!
â€¢ Trees remove the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
You will get a city-approved tree for your planting strip. The new trees will be between up to 2 inches in diameter (and 6 to 14 feet tall!).
Tree planting on Saturday, December 4, 2010.
All participants are asked to help plant trees on planting day, but can also volunteer in some other capacity. On planting day, trained volunteers will assist with hole digging and tree planting. Additionally, you will be supplied with stakes, ties, and labels, as well as follow-up monitoring of your tree.
Sign up at www.friendsoftrees.org!!
Last online sign up is November 8, donâ€™t wait, sign up now.
As an alternative, print, fill out and mail this form by October 25. (.pdf attachment)
Mail form to: Trees C/O Jack, 2234 SE Grant Street, Portland, OR 97214
*Online submissions at www.friendsoftrees.org are the preferred method.