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Street trees are unavailable because you have chosen to purchase only yard trees.
Yard trees are unavailable because you have chosen to purchase only street trees.
The following statement is provided by Portland Parks and Recreation Urban Forestry:
The best protection for sidewalks is to plant the right tree in the right place. However, extra protection can be taken by installing root barriers at the time of planting. Root barriers guide roots downward and away from infrastructure and therefore may help prevent sidewalk damage and reduce sidewalk trip hazards. Root barriers are required by Portland Parks and Recreation Urban Forestry for all planting sites less than 4 feet wide, and are recommended for all other street tree planting sites. Root barriers are panels or rolls of rigid plastic either 12" or 18" high and a few millimeters thick. The rolls are cut, or panels lock together, to achieve desired length, which is 6' long.
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As a non-profit we rely on government support, foundation support, and individuals like you to plant your trees. Together we will make the urban forest greener for everyone.
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Characteristics: The Oregon Myrtle is a medium sized evergreen tree with white flowers and very aromatic leaves.
Growing Conditions: When established, it grows in any rich, moist, well drained soil. Prefers sun/ part shade.
Uses: A great evergreen tree for medium-large planting strips.
Height: 40' at maturity
Width: 40' at maturity
Flowers: Clusters of small, creamy white flowers in early spring, but thereafter may flower sporadically for several months
Leaves: Leaves alternate, simple, elliptical or lance-shaped, 5-13 cm long, thick and leathery. Shiny dark green above and dull and lighter below; very aromatic.
Bark: Light brown or greyish-brown, frequently with darker streaks.
More Information: Native to Oregon and California. Native peoples used the leaves to repel fleas and to treat headaches and poison oak dermatitis.
California Bay Laurel leaves can be used in cooking much like the leaves of the European Laurus Nobilis, however, they are much stronger.