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Additional Resources

Protect our large mature trees to keep our cities cool


Selecting, Planting, and Caring for a New Tree

This link gives basic information on choosing your planting site, selecting the right species for the site, proper planting techniques, and first-year care. Although you may be buying a tree to add beauty to your home landscape, trees also serve other important functions in your landscape.

An Oregon Homeowner’s Guide to Tree Care

Proper tree care is important because trees are an investment in the value of your home and the livability of your neighborhood. Trees in our cities contribute to the quality of our lives by cleaning our air, cooling and shading our homes, and increasing property values and the attractiveness of a community.

Can These Trees Be Saved?

A storm can leave trees looking like there’s no tomorrow. Major limbs may be broken or damaged, foliage can be shredded or stripped, or the bark may be torn or gouged. But what at first glance may look like mortal wounds are not necessarily fatal to a tree. Trees have an amazing ability to recover from storm damage.

Guidelines For Developing Urban Forest Practice Ordinances

Trees are an important part of Oregon’s economy, its environment and its identity. Trees provide a myriad of benefits such as lumber, helping to protect our air and water, and shade for our homes in the summer. These guidelines provide several model ordinance clauses that may address local objectives in an urban forest practices program.

Oregon’s Native Trees and Plants

Consider the many benefits of using native plants and trees to boost the ecosystem services of your neighborhood and community. Visit the link and learn about some of Oregon’s most popular, attractive and often low-maintenance plants and trees.

Native? Non-native? Invasive? The terms can be relative.

You, a city resident, have decided to plant a tree. How do you decide what kind of tree to plant?
Or perhaps, you — walking down a city street or strolling through a park — have wondered, why did the city choose to plant a row of non-native maple trees, instead of trees native to Oregon? This article will help you better understand how to choose trees for your yard, and the tree choices facing cities.

Other Resources – These links will help you navigate the virtual urban forest in Oregon…more

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