Friends of Trees, Gresham Neighborhood Planting: Mar 21, 2009

03/21/2009 - 10:00am
Friends of Trees, Gresham Neighborhood Planting: Mar 21, 2009

Friends of Trees comes to Gresham!

1st Neighborhood Planting Mar 21st!
Winter Special for West Gresham residents

When: Sunday Mar 21, 2009
Where: Your neighborhood
Gresham OR

1st planting March 2009

On March 21nd 2009 Friends of Trees will be hosting their 1st Neighborhood Planting event in the city of Gresham. Friends of Trees is a non-profit organization that brings communities together to help them expand tree cover in their neighborhoods and to improve their environment.

Benefits are many

Planting a tree in your yard or parking strip creates long lasting benefits enjoyed by everyone! Did you know that trees remove pollutants from the air? A typical tree absorbs 10 pounds of pollutants, cleans 330 pounds of carbon dioxide, and creates 260 pounds of oxygen each year! Trees also help intercept and retain 760 gallons of rainwater each year, which help keep our rivers clean and help save us money on stormwater fees! Trees raise the property value of your home by up to 20%. Also, unlike many other things, trees appreciate in value each year! And by planting trees now, we can keep our city green for the future.

Winter special for West Gresham residents

This winter, neighbors from the North Gresham, Centennial, Rockwood, and Wilkes East communities are invited to team up with Friends of Trees to plant trees in their parking strip for $19.99 or yard for $39.99. The cost will include a site inspection by the Urban Forestry Department to ensure you choose the right tree for your home, hole digging, help with planting your tree, stakes, mulch, ties, labels, follow-up monitoring, and information on proper tree care techniques! So, if you are a community member in one of these neighborhoods or know of someone who is and wants trees sign up today at As Friends of Trees expands into Gresham we plan on including more and more neighborhoods so be on the lookout for opportunities to plant in your area!

Planning has begun for the Gresham Tree Planting Event, so contact Elizabeth Elbel at 503-282-8846 ext. 27 or email her at with questions on how to get involved with this great event!