Arbor Day is almost here!

By Susie Peterson

Come help Portland Parks & Recreation and partners (including Friends of Trees) celebrate our city’s trees and those who work so hard to plant and care for them! Highlights of the day will include: 1) Portland getting its 37th annual Tree City USA banner; 2) the Urban Forestry Commission Education and Outreach Committee awarding the Bill Naito Community Trees Award at 10:00 a.m.; and, 3) the reading of the Arbor Day Proclamation at 12:00 p.m.

There is a new theme each year for Arbor Month. This year the theme is ‘Trees Care For Us: We Care for Trees.’ Some of your favorite local tree groups will have booths to visit and you can find out how trees care for you and how you can help care for trees. They’ll be giving away several different kinds of tree stickers, as well as cool Arbor Month posters, which have fun games on the back. Plus, Garry Oak will be there in person to give big tree hugs to everyone!

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2014 Arbor Month Poster!

When: this Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. till 2:00 p.m.
Where: Portland Farmers Market at Portland State University, South Park Blocks between SW Hall & SW Montgomery (map)

In addition to Arbor Day, feel free to attend any of the other fun Arbor Month activities planned.

See you out there!

— Susie is a Neighborhood Trees Specialist with Friends of Trees.