Urban Forestry

Download the Wilkes East Neighborhood Spring 2021 Newsletter here!

Download the Wilkes East Neighborhood Spring 2021 Newsletter here! Wilkes East Neighborhood, Gresham Oregon USA. Diversity, Harmony, Community- Together 'WE' can make a difference.

2021 Spring Newsletter

"Diversity, Harmony, Community -
Together 'WE' can make a difference!”


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Spring 2021 Newsletter

Inside This Issue:

  • Downtown Rockwood Arrives
  • Albertina Kerr Housing Update
  • Wilkes East Land-Use Update
  • Reporting Livability Issues
  • Hazardous Spills, Who To Call
  • Neighborhood Tree Outreach

Download your copy here. (includes active web links)

Newsletters are a regular publication of the Wilkes East Neighborhood Association. They are hand-delivered to over 1,500 residences and businesses in our area 3 times per year, timed to correspond with our regular meetings.

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To volunteer contact chair@wilkeseastna.org.

'Green Gresham, Healthy Gresham' Grant Project Adding Street Trees to West Gresham Neighborhoods

'Green Gresham, Healthy Gresham' Grant Project Adding Street Trees to West Gresham Neighborhoods. Planting from Dec 2020 to end of February 2021. Details here!

'Green Gresham, Healthy Gresham' Grant Project

The City of Gresham is partnering with Multnomah County Office of Sustainability and Friends of Trees on a grant from East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District (EMSWCD) to get trees surveyed, maintained and planted in the Rockwood, Wilkes East and North Gresham Neighborhoods. From mid- December 2020 to end of February 2021, you may notice a small
crew of three to four members wearing bright fluorescent safety vests, known as the Gresham Tree Team. The 2020 Gresham Tree Team is a group of County staff and interns making the following improvements to your neighborhood:

  • Tree planting activities such as digging holes, planting trees, and moving mulch;
  • Tree surveying and measuring in the public right of way to gather data on the tree type, size, and health; and
  • Tree maintenance in the public right of way along arterial and neighborhood streets.

Gresham Tree Team
From 2018 – 2020 this team has:

  • Inventoried 1300 trees
  • Planted over 300 street and yard trees
  • Recruited 80 homeowners to plant yard trees

This EMSWCD Green Gresham, Healthy Gresham grant project will improve your neighborhood with information on where to plant more trees along with newly planted trees that will help:

  • Cool the urban environment during our hot summers
  • Provide windbreaks and help conserve energy during our cold winters
  • Improve the walking environment and air quality along busy West Gresham streets
  • Reduce water pollution flowing into local streams and waterways

Work will be performed Tuesday through Saturday (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

More Info
If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please contact Tina.Osterink@GreshamOregon.gov or call directly at 503.618-2392.

City of Gresham Urban Forestry Subcommittee Meeting: Mon, Jan 25, 2021 4:30PM-6:00PM

01/25/2021 - 4:30pm
01/25/2021 - 6:00pm
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City of Gresham Urban Forestry Subcommittee Meeting: Mon, Jan 25, 2021 4:30PM-6:00PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Mon, Jan 25, 2021 4:30PM-
Where: Online meeting via Zoom

In order to protect public health, safety, and welfare during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Gresham Urban Forestry Subcommittee will meet remotely at 4:30 pm on Jan. 25, via Zoom.

Instructions to participate

People who wish to speak during the meeting, provide written comments, are unable to access the meeting remotely, or are otherwise unable to participate in the meeting, should notify staff 24 hours in advance of the meeting for instructions and assistance. This allows the City time to provide alternate arrangements, if needed.

Please contact Tina Osterink at Tina.Osterink@GreshamOregon.gov or 503-618-2392 for participation instructions or more information about the meeting.

The Urban Forestry Subcommittee advises the City Council and staff about tree preservation, tree species, and for the City's street tree list and trees to be designated to the City's significant tree list.

Urban Forestry Subcommittee Meeting: Mon, Nov 16, 2020 4:30PM-6:30PM

11/16/2020 - 4:30pm
11/16/2020 - 6:30pm
Etc/GMT-8
Urban Forestry Subcommittee Meeting: Mon, Nov 16, 2020 4:30PM-6:30PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Mon, Nov 16, 2020 4:30PM-6:30PM
Where: Online meeting via Zoom

The Urban Forestry Subcommittee advises the City Council and staff about tree preservation, tree species, and for the City's street tree list and trees to be designated to the City's significant tree list.

For more information about this event, contact Tina Osterink, Natural Resources Planner at 503-618-2392 or Tina.Osterink@GreshamOregon.gov.

Gresham Urban Forestry Subcommittee Meeting: Mon, Oct 19, 2020 4:30PM-6:30PM

10/19/2020 - 4:30pm
Etc/GMT-8
Gresham Urban Forestry Subcommittee Meeting: Mon, Oct 19, 2020 4:30PM-6:30PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Mon, Oct 19, 2020 4:30PM-6:30PM
Where: Online meeting via Zoom

The Urban Forestry Subcommittee advises the City Council and staff about tree preservation, tree species, and for the City's street tree list and trees to be designated to the City's significant tree list.

For more information about this event, contact Tina Osterink, Natural Resources Planner at 503-618-2392 or Tina.Osterink@GreshamOregon.gov.

City of Gresham Urban Forestry Subcommittee Meeting: Mon, Sep 21, 2020 4:30PM-6:30PM

09/21/2020 - 4:30pm
09/21/2020 - 6:30pm
Etc/GMT-8
City of Gresham Urban Forestry Subcommittee Meeting: Mon, Sep 21, 2020 4:30PM-6:30PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Mon, Sep 21, 2020 4:30PM-6:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Springwater Trail Conference Rm
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

The Urban Forestry Subcommittee advises the City Council and staff about tree preservation, tree species, and for the City's street tree list and trees to be designated to the City's significant tree list.

For more information about this event, contact Tina Osterink, Natural Resources Planner at 503-618-2392 or Tina.Osterink@GreshamOregon.gov.

City of Gresham Urban Forestry Subcommittee Meeting: Mon, Aug 17, 2020 4:30PM-6:30PM

08/17/2020 - 4:30pm
08/17/2020 - 6:30pm
Etc/GMT-8
City of Gresham Urban Forestry Subcommittee Meeting: Mon, Aug 17, 2020 4:30PM-6:30PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Mon, Aug 17, 2020 4:30PM-6:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Springwater Trail Conference Rm
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

The Urban Forestry Subcommittee advises the City Council and staff about tree preservation, tree species, and for the City's street tree list and trees to be designated to the City's significant tree list.

For more information about this event, contact Tina Osterink, Natural Resources Planner at 503-618-2392 or Tina.Osterink@GreshamOregon.gov.

City of Gresham Urban Forestry Subcommittee Meeting: Mon, Jul 20, 2020 4:30PM-6:30PM

07/20/2020 - 4:30pm
07/20/2020 - 6:30pm
Etc/GMT-8
City of Gresham Urban Forestry Subcommittee Meeting: Mon, Jul 20, 2020 4:30PM-6:30PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Mon, Jul 20, 2020 4:30PM-6:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Springwater Trail Conference Rm
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

The Urban Forestry Subcommittee advises the City Council and staff about tree preservation, tree species, and for the City's street tree list and trees to be designated to the City's significant tree list.

For more information about this event, contact Tina Osterink, Natural Resources Planner at 503-618-2392 or Tina.Osterink@GreshamOregon.gov.

City of Gresham Urban Forestry Subcommittee Meeting: Tue, Jan 21, 2020 4:30PM-6:30PM

01/21/2020 - 4:30pm
01/21/2020 - 6:30pm
Etc/GMT-8
City of Gresham Urban Forestry Subcommittee Meeting: Tue, Jan 21, 2020 4:30PM-6:30PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Tue, Jan 21, 2020 4:30PM-6:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Conference Rm 1A
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

The Urban Forestry Subcommittee advises the City Council and staff about tree preservation, tree species and for the City's street tree list and trees to be designated to the City's significant tree list.

For more information about this event, contact Tina Osterink, Natural Resources Planner at 503-618-2392 or Tina.Osterink@GreshamOregon.gov.

City of Gresham Urban Forestry Subcommittee Meeting: Mon, Dec 16, 2019 4:30PM-6:30PM

12/16/2019 - 4:30pm
12/16/2019 - 6:30pm
Etc/GMT-8
City of Gresham Urban Forestry Subcommittee Meeting: Mon, Dec 16, 2019 4:30PM-6:30PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Mon, Dec 16, 2019 4:30PM-6:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Springwater Trail Conference Rm
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

The Urban Forestry Subcommittee advises the City Council and staff about tree preservation, tree species and for the City's street tree list and trees to be designated to the City's significant tree list.

For more information about this event, contact Tina Osterink, Natural Resources Planner at 503-618-2392 or Tina.Osterink@GreshamOregon.gov.

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