Katsura Heritage Tree in Laurelhurst Park

Katsura Heritage Tree in Laurelhurst Park, Portland (Phyllis Reynolds)

Portland, November 29th. Did you know that Friends of Trees has a program to help you plant trees? If you are not signed up to buy a tree, visit FriendsofTrees.org to get started.

If you’ve signed up for planting day, had your planting strip inspected, and are now ready to make your tree selection, but which tree will be best for you?

How can you best maximize beauty and habitat value? You like the idea of a flowering tree, but with so many species available, what other characteristics should you consider? Would a tree with fiery red fall color look best with your house, or would a warm, golden yellow go better?

Whether you need help in choosing the right tree for your yard or planting strip, or you just want to learn more about the types of trees that make up Portland’s incredible urban forest, you’ll be happy to know that Friends of Trees has organized two upcoming informative slideshow/Q&A sessions for just these reasons!

Please join local tree expert Jim Gersbach and Friends of Trees staff for an evening of tree talk and light refreshments on one of the following days:

NORTH: Thursday, Nov. 29, 7-9 p.m. – The New Columbia Community Education Center, 4625 N Trenton St., Portland

NORTHEAST: Thursday, Dec. 6, 7-9 p.m. – Kennedy School Community Room, 5736 NE 33rd Ave., Portland

Be sure to note which planting strip size(s) you have been approved for as this is an important part of helping you find the best tree for your location. This information is available when you log into your account (or on the planting permit you may have received from Urban Forestry, if a permit was initiated with them).

If you are not signed up to buy a tree yet, visit FriendsofTrees.org today and we’ll get you started!

Contact Friends of Trees at 503-595-0212 if you have any questions about these tree talk events, or if you’d like some help selecting and ordering a tree.

By Erica Timm,

-Timm is Neighborhood Trees Senior Specialist for Friends of Trees.