Learn How to Add Some Greenery to Your Neighborhood!
In November, nearly 50 volunteers from the Highland Neighborhood Association Committee participated in a neighborhood tree planting. Inspired to preserve and increase the urban tree canopy in their neighborhood, 27 trees were planted in yards and along the street. Volunteers also learned about the important benefits that trees provide and how to plant and care for newly transplanted trees. The trees were selected for their climate change resiliency and added diversity to the established urban forest.
“This project fulfills the vital need of investing in the physical, ecological resilience of the city of Beaverton in the face of climate disruption through maintaining and even expanding the urban forest. The project area is historically lower income and subject to more direct pollution from cars along Southwest Allen and Southwest Hall boulevards, so planting will help address these environmental injustices over time,” said Reggie Frumkin, Project Champion.
Interested in learning how to plant trees throughout your neighborhood? Contact Neighborhood Program Coordinator Miles Glowacki at mglowacki@BeavertonOregon.gov to get started!
Meet your neighbors and find out what’s going on in your neighborhood. Check out previous meetings
and find out which Neighborhood Association Committee you belong to at www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Neighborhoods.
Visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Calendar or call 503-526-3706 for an up-to-date schedule.
Enhance livability is one of the goals highlighted in the award-winning Community Vision plan. An update of the plan is underway. Share your thoughts by taking a survey in March at www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Vision.