By Matt Morrissey
Our neighborhood is in the midst of significant tree planting due to the initiative of local residents, some businesses and Friends of Trees. On March 9 Friends of Trees held its annual residential planting event with volunteers from the community. It’s never too early to sign up for street or yard trees for next winter’s planting at friendsoftrees.org, or you can contact me, one of the volunteer neighborhood coordinators for Friends of Trees in Eliot, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about trees for your home.
Two of the larger businesses in Eliot will also be planting trees this spring, Toyota of Portland has contracted Friends of Trees to plant trees on their properties in April. The City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services has donated up to 150 NW indigenous trees for planting at Legacy Emanuel Hospital. Workers from VOZ, which provides work to immigrants and day labors, will plant the trees.