2012 Tree Planting

February 2011 Friends of Trees Planting

In partnership with Friends of Trees, Eliot Neighborhood is planning another tree planting event this winter. Join us Saturday February 11th to help plant trees and create a healthier community!

Did you know that a typical tree removes 10 pounds of pollutants each year? Two average sized trees can supply a person’s oxygen needs. Trees can reduce heating and cooling costs by 15 – 30%! Houses on tree-lined streets sell for up to 20% more. Neighborhoods with more trees tend to be safer with less crime. Trees also help intercept and retain 760 gallons of rainwater each year, keeping our rivers clean. By planting trees we can make our neighborhood and city a much better place to live.

Neighbors can purchase trees for just $35. The deadline to sign up is January 9th. Trees will be planted on February 11th. The cost of the tree includes the planting permit, hole digging, planting by trained volunteers, stakes, mulch, ties, labels, information on proper care, and follow-up monitoring. All participants are asked to help plant trees on planting day or volunteer in some other capacity.

Visit http://www.friendsoftrees.org and click on the “Order Street and Yard Trees” button to sign up. Follow the instructions to setup your on-line account. After you sign up, Friends of Trees will schedule a site inspection by Urban Forestry to ensure you get the right tree for the planting location. Once the inspection is complete you can log back in to select your trees.

For more information visit www.friendsoftrees.org, send email to eliot@plantitportland.org  or call 503-552-8678.