By Whitney Dorer, Portsmouth Neighbor
On Saturday, March 29th, with support from City of Portland Urban Forestry
, a group of 16 volunteers came together to prune young trees on the streets of Portsmouth. The rain didn't stop the group from having a great time and pruning 81 trees in all. See Flickr photos here
This work is very important for the future health of our urban forest. With some small structural and clearance cuts now, a young tree can be given a better chance at thriving. In Portsmouth, we have a high percentage of young trees, so pruning and young tree care are critical to our community. If you are interested in pruning your own street trees, you must get a free permit online
through Urban Forestry.
Last summer, the Portsmouth Tree Team alongside many volunteers, inventoried all street trees in our Neighborhood. With this data the group created the Portsmouth Tree Plan
. You can see all of the results from the inventory here
. If you would like to be a part of the Portsmouth Tree Team, please contact:PortsmouthTrees@gmail.com
. The group meets about once every two months and is hoping to plan for more fun events highlighting our amazing neighborhood, including a "Tree Walk" through Columbia Park.