Urban Forestry

City of Gresham, Urban Forestry Subcommittee Meeting: Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:30PM-6:30PM

03/21/2016 - 4:30pm
03/21/2016 - 6:30pm
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City of Gresham, Urban Forestry Subcommittee Meeting: Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:30PM-6:30PM. Get involved, make a difference. Info here!

Get Involved, Make A Difference

When: Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:30PM-6:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Springwater Trail Room
1333 NW Eastman Parkway
Gresham, OR
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The Urban Forestry Subcommittee advises the City Council and staff about tree preservation, tree species 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 Oct 2015: Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:30PM-6:30PM

11/16/2015 - 4:30pm
11/16/2015 - 6:30pm
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City of Gresham, Urban Forestry Subcommittee Meeting Oct 2015: Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:30PM-6:30PM. Info here!

Get Involved, Make a Difference

When: Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:30PM-6:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Springwater Trail Rm
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

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

More info
Contact Tina Osterink at 503-618-2392 or .

City of Gresham, Urban Forestry Subcommittee Meeting Oct 2015: Mon Oct 19, 2015 4PM-6:30PM

10/19/2015 - 4:00pm
10/19/2015 - 6:30pm
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City of Gresham, Urban Forestry Subcommittee Meeting Oct 2015: Mon Oct 19, 2015 4PM-6:30PM. Info here!

Get Involved, Make a Difference

When: Mon Oct 19, 2015 4PM-6:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Springwater Trail Rm
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

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

More info
Contact Tina Osterink at 503-618-2392 or .

Laminated Root Rot and Nadaka Nature Park: Managing a Hidden Killer


Laminated Root Rot. Click to enlarge

Laminated Root Rot and Nadaka Nature Park

Abel Gebrezgi and Jim Labbe
Audubon Society of Portland

INTRODUCTION
Laminated root rot (LRR) is a fungal pathogen, Phellinus weirii, also known as yellowing ring rot. (LLR gets its name from the lamination of the decayed wood (see photo above). This fungus is widespread in Southern British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, northern California and western Montana.). It is one of the most damaging root diseases amongst conifers, especially firs and cedars, in the Pacific Northwest. Douglas fir, Mountain hemlock, Western hemlock, Grand fir, and Pacific silver fir are highly susceptible to infection by this pathogen. Pine species like Western white pine and Ponderosa pine and larch are more resistant to it while hardwoods are immune. The fungus was first discovered in 1914, on Western red cedar in Idaho. The first reported case in Douglas fir was in 1940, at Cowichan Lake, British Columbia.

BIOLOGY
The mycelium of LRR doesn’t grow in the soil and the spores do not spread by wind like most fungal pathogens. Infection occurs when roots of healthy trees grow in contact with infected roots.


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After initial contact with a living root, the mycelium grows on the bark, extending only a few inches into the surrounding soil. The mycelium penetrates the host through the injured bark and advances along newly infected roots. Symptoms include crown yellowing and thinning, distress of cones, red-brown staining of outer heartwood, and separation of annual rings. Less discernible is the root rot which eventually decays the roots, destabilizes the tree, and leads to death and toppling. In addition to the loss of mature trees within a stand, LRR creates potential hazards from tree fall especially in small urban parks. The number of cases of the LRR disease has increased substantially with the presence of fire suppression and resulting dominance of Douglas-fir and Grand fir.

Arbor Day Event, Hogan Cedars Elementary School: Apr 10, 2013 1:30PM

04/10/2013 - 1:30pm
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Hogan Cedars; Only in Gresham. Gresham is the only place where the Hogan cedar grows naturally, along Hogan Road along Johnson Creek.
Gresham's Hogan Cedar
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Celebrating Gresham’s 5th Anniversary as Tree City USA

When: Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:30PM
Where: Hogan Cedars Elementary
1770 SE Fleming Av
Gresham, OR
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Join the Urban Forestry Subcommittee in celebrating Gresham’s five-year anniversary as a designated Tree City USA. The event will include reading of the annual Arbor Day Proclamation by Gresham Mayor Shane T. Bemis and planting Hogan Cedar trees, Gresham’s official City tree. A Hogan cedar interpretive plaque will be unveiled and given to Hogan Cedars Elementary School at this event.

Nadaka Nature Park and Garden Project gets a boost with Metro funding award

Nadaka Nature Park & Garden Project gets a boost. Regional Funding improves access to West Gresham nature park and supports community garden. Info here!

Friday May 18, 2012
For Immediate Release

Regional funding improves access to West Gresham nature park and supports community garden

On May 17th the Metro Council awarded $238,000 in capital funding to the Nadaka Nature Park and Garden Project, building momentum to this community-driven garden and nature park project in West Gresham. The competitive Metro grant award comes from capital bond funds approved by voters as part of the 2006 Regional Natural Areas Bond Measure and will support new park features like a nature based-play area, rain garden, community garden and more. The new funding adds to over $150,000 in existing financial support from East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, Meyer Memorial Trust and the City of Gresham.

Friends of Nadaka, Nelson working group meeting: Dec 8, 2011 10AM-Noon

12/08/2011 - 10:00am
12/08/2011 - 12:00pm
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Friends of Nadaka, Nelson property working group meeting: Dec 8, 2011 10AM-Noon. This group and community partners are working to secure funding to develop the approved Nelson Master Plan and unify this area with Nadaka Nature Park, Gresham Oregon. Info  here!
Nelson Master Plan. Click to Enlarge

Nelson working group

When: Thu Dec 8, 2011 10AM-Noon
Where: St Aidan's Episcopal Church
17405 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR
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Meeting Notice
Friends of Nadaka Nelson property working group will meet Dec 8, 2011 10AM-Noon at St Aidan's Episcopal Church, 174th & NE Glisan. Public welcome to attend.

Friends of Nadaka and it's community partners are working to secure funding to develop the approved Nelson Master Plan which includes a community garden area, orchard, rain garden, berry patches, naturescaping and more. When complete, the Nelson properry will join Nadaka Nature Park (adjacent directly north) as a unified neighborhood park.

Joint Open Houses: DCIP-5 Institutional Master Plans, Urban Forestry Management Plan: Sep 7, 2011 6PM-8PM

09/07/2011 - 6:00pm
09/07/2011 - 8:00pm
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Joint Open Houses: DCIP-5 Institutional Master Plans, Urban Forestry Management Plan: Sep 7, 2011 6PM-8PM. An outreach event that provides a chance to comment on two City planning projects. Info here!

Joint Open Houses

When: Wed, Sep 7, 2011 6PM-8PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Conference Room (First Floor)
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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You're Invited
Please mark your calendars for a September 7th outreach event that provides a chance to comment on two City planning projects.

Starting at 6PM, an open house will offer information on:

  • Institutional Master Plans
    Come review the draft Development Code changes that would allow institutional uses to seek approval of long-term, phased master plans.
  • Urban Forestry Management Plan
    Take a look at the draft goals, policies and action measures for urban forestry in Gresham. These goals and policies will be incorporated into the City's Community Development Plan to guide future Code development and City actions regarding its urban forest. We would like your questions and ideas.

The urban forestry open house will continue until 8PM.

At 6:45PM, those at the joint open house will be invited to join a presentation and discussion regarding the Institutional Master Plan draft Code.

Make Your Opinions Count for the Community, E-mail Survey Participants Wanted

Make Your Opinions Count for the Community, E-mail Survey Participants Wanted. Info here!

The City invites you to share your thoughts via a series of short e-mail surveys

Make Your Opinions Count

The Department of Environmental Services is looking for residents to share opinions via a series of short e-mail surveys over the next few years. Participation in the periodic surveys will help staff design and deliver cost-effective programs that enhance the health of local streams and the community

Please share your opinions with us!

Your participation will help us design and deliver cost-effective programs that enhance our community and the health of our local streams. Participation is voluntary and you may opt out at any time. The surveys will be short, 10-15 minutes in length

Neighborhood Connections: Oct 2010


City of Gresham: Neighborhood Connections October 2010

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