By Mary Ann Pastene, Safety & Livability Committee Co-chair
What if all the Alphabet District elm trees were infected with Dutch elm disease? What if more street trees were removed to make way for new development? How would our neighborhood look and feel? How would our daily lives be affected? The NWDA and the City of Portland Urban Forestry Program will conduct a street tree inventory of the Northwest District throughout the summer.
This inventory will help establish strategies to improve and protect existing trees and identify opportunities for expanding the neighborhood tree canopy. Volunteers are needed on four Saturday morning workdays: 7/28, 8/25, 9/8, 9/22 from 8:30 AM to Noon. Click here to learn more and sign up visit. No skills are required.
The benefits of trees are numerous and include the obvious (shade, wildlife habitat and increase in home values) to the sublime (cleaner air, reduced crime rates and decreased personal stress). Please join us for this great opportunity to make a lasting difference in the neighborhood.