Tree Planting Events
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Past Events 2018
Arbor Day Tree Planting
Thank you to all of the volunteers, Friends of Trees, PGE, and Rigert Shade tree that made it possible to plant 40 trees in the City of Beaverton for Arbor Day!
When: April 7, 2018, 9 am - 1 pm
Where: Corner of SW Lee Ave and SW 14th St. Map
Arbor Day declaration with refreshments, training and tools will be provided.
Friends of Trees website for details
Past Events 2017
Planting with Friends of Trees
When: December 9, 2017, 9 am - 1 pm.
Where: 149th Avenue and Gearhart Drive
When: October 28, 2017
Where: Briarcliff Circle and Denney Road
Planting with Friends of Trees
On Saturday, October 14, 2017, more than 60 volunteers participated at the Fanno Creek wetlands native planting event! The City of Beaverton teamed up with Friends of Trees and Clean Water Services to plant 800 native shrubs and trees in this amazing wetland restoration project. Cooling this upper reach of Fanno Creek is critical for downstream stream quality. The volunteer groups included Lululemon, PSU Environment Club, U of P Circle K, Franklin HS Earth Club, PGE and Cart Logic. A group from Luluemom led a yoga session before the planting. Yes yoga! It was a wonderful day for nature and tree planting.
It was a special solve it Earth Day on Saturday 4/22/2017 at the Barrows Meadows greenspace restoration project with 100 enthusiastic volunteers participating.
At the opening of the event, resident poet and storyteller F.I Goldhaber, recited a new unpublished poem written especially for this Summer Creek wetlands. She then named over 16 birds she has seen at this thriving wetland and the impact of the restoration project
We then planted 30 mature Oregon White Oaks, in an effort to re-populate this once thriving tree. The oaks were considered sacred to the Native Americans for their size, durability, and providing acorns, as well as a peaceful and calming place. We then mulched over 1000 recently planted native shrubs and trees.Thank-you Volunteers!
A neighbor recently spotted 14 species of birds.
When: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Location: 11150 SW Davies Rd
Past Events 2016
The City of Beaverton teamed up with Friends of Trees for a native planting event along Fanno Creek in a wetland which has been overgrown with invasive reed canary grass.
When: Saturday, October 15, 2016
Where: 10905 SW Denney Rd
Arbor Day Celebration
The City of Beaverton partnered with Friends of Trees to organize volunteers to plant native trees, shrubs and grass for the Hall Creek Enhancement project (CIP 3320). In 2012, Metro Council awarded a $354,304 Nature in the Neighborhood grant to the city to help fund the restoration of a 650-foot section of Hall Creek from SW 114th Ave to 117th Ave. The city planted 1,530 native plants and shrubs and 12,138 plugs of rush / sedge mix.
When: Saturday, April 9, 2016.
Where: 3771 SW 114th Ave, Celebrate Arbor Day - Flyer
Hall Creek Tree Care
Friends of Trees revitalization of Hall Creek in the heart of Beaverton. This event was part of a broader creek restoration project being completed by the City of Beaverton to improve water quality and beautify the area. Mulched recently planted trees and shrubs to prepare them for survival during the warmer summer months!
When: Saturday, April 30, 2016
Native Planting Event
The City of Beaverton joined Friends of Trees and volunteers for a Green Space Native Planting event on Saturday, January 23 at Barrows Meadows. This 2.5 acre site is a wetland meadow which has been overgrown with invasive species, mostly reed canary grass and blackberry. This is the sixth year of the restoration here. Planting of bare root and live stake trees and shrubs. See how native plants are transforming this site.
Hall creek restoration plantings
Second phase: Saturday, January 9, 2016
The second stage of replanting the Hall creek pedestrian path got a makeover of native plants and trees, with 40 new trees planted and numerous water quality and erosion control shrubs with the help of about 65 volunteers. We had a great turnout and the results were excellent. The planting of native trees and shrubs add many benefits to the Hall Creek path. These plants will help control erosion on the banks of the creek, while also helping to filter rainwater before it ever enters the stormwater system. These plants will also help native species of birds and other animals to thrive. In addition to their usefulness, the native plants will provide a great way to enjoy the beautiful scenery that is unique to the Pacific Northwest while you are commuting to work, school, or play.