Water your trees to help them through the heat

Posted on August 16, 2012 at 9:50 am

Temperatures are expected to rise to 100 degrees and higher this week in the Portland-Vancouver and Eugene-Springfield areas, so don’t forget to water your trees! Trees should be watered twice a week with five to ten gallons of water, especially during the first three summers after they’ve been planted. Trees cool our cities by reducing […]


Beneficially beautiful bark

Posted on August 1, 2012 at 7:23 am

By Katie Neis Gray, furrowed, smooth, peeling, scaly, brown, plated, exfoliating, and the list goes on. Does the bark you love have a smooth texture that lets you rest your back against it when you are sitting in the tree’s shade? Or is it plated chunks that look like armor that tickle your fancy? Bark […]

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Go vegetarian with Friends of Trees and lose the stakes

Posted on June 18, 2012 at 2:48 pm

By Katie Neis You pass by your trees every day. They look green and leafy, ready to take on the world. Then you notice the tree stakes .. They aren’t so pretty. In fact, they have started to fade under the glare of the sun and are annoying to weed around. Gosh, you just wish […]

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Portland Fruit Tree Project’s spring tree care workshop

Posted on June 4, 2012 at 8:12 am

Learn how you can improve the health and productivity of your fruit trees. Portland Fruit Tree Project’s hands-on workshops are fun opportunities to learn basic methods of organic fruit tree care. The workshops are open to anyone, but pre-registration is required. Please contribute the standard workshop fee of $25. Sliding scale options are provided for […]

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