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August 14, 2022
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Oregon Community Trees helps fund Arbor Month tree celebrations in five Oregon cities

SALEM, Ore. – Celebrations of Oregon Arbor Month will be more colorful and engaging this year thanks to grants from the non-profit Oregon Community Trees organization. Five Tree City USA communities across Oregon are receiving grants ranging from $350 to $500 this spring to boost tree-related activities in April. These include:

  • Bandon - art supplies to help children and adults make a community mural celebrating trees in City Park.
  • Hillsboro - nature-themed prizes, materials and supplies supporting a variety of educational activities for children and adults, including a tree identification scavenger hunt.
  • Medford - a granite boulder plaque to be installed at a recently designated Heritage Tree in Mainwaring Park.
  • Pendleton – a large tree for a free raffle and educational materials.
  • Rivergrove - four native species trees to be planted in a localcity park with students from Rivergrove Elementary School’s “Green Team” and watering supplies.

Since 2014 Oregon Community Trees has supported 38 different communities with these grants. Made up of arborists, urban planners, community activists, foresters and others interested in trees, the non-profit group’s mission is to promote healthy urban and community forests through leadership, education, awareness, and advocacy. 

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