Still time for discounted tree buying
Yes, for some of you, there is still time to both buy and plant street trees in parking strips.
Friends of Trees is offering trees, at $35 to $75 apiece depending on variety and location, to property owners in the Argay, Parkrose, Parkrose Heights, Russell, Sumner and Wilkes neighborhoods through February 4.
Trees are offered that are calculated not to cause damage to pavement or overhead wires in a specific site.
Tree prices includes the required city permits and planting by volunteer crews.
Owners are required to pledge to water and care for their new trees for at least two years.
You can also help plant your own or your neighbors’ trees.
The plantings for the neighborhoods listed above will begin at 9 a.m. March 9, with volunteers meeting at Parkrose Community United Church of Christ, 12505 N.E. Halsey St.
Come dressed for dirty work outdoors, possibly in the rain, and bring work gloves.
Volunteers get coffee and pastries before, pizza afterward, instructions from crew leaders, and the satisfaction of helping make a street and neighborhood more pleasant.
For more information, call Friends of Trees at 503-282-8846, or click here.