Four Vancouver plantings grow canopy, awareness

By Jesse Batty

This past Saturday, Friends of Trees planted 58 trees in the Fircrest, Marrion, Burton Ridge, Ogden and Oakbrook neighborhoods.

Saturday was a beautiful day and a great time was enjoyed by all. We had a great staging site—The Salvation Army Center for Worship & Service—and we were able to plant a beautiful new Tulip Tree right on site!

This was the fourth and final Neighborhood Trees planting this year in Vancouver. About 380 street and yard trees were planted over the course of the four plantings, which will go a long ways towards restoring Vancouver’s tree canopy.

The City of Vancouver is looking forward to planting even more trees with Friends of Trees next year and continuing their great partnership!

–Batty is the neighborhood canopy coordinator for Friends of Trees: [email protected]; 360-619-1127