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Tree City, USA

As a participating Tree City, USA city, Happy Valley is dedicated to the planting of trees for a variety of reasons. They protect our creeks and streams, clean the air, and beautify our streets and parks.

To help with this mission, Happy Valley is fortunate to have a great partner in Friends of Trees, an organization dedicated to “inspiring community stewardship of our urban forests by bringing people together to plant and care for trees and natural areas.” Through their support, multiple community plantings are held in Happy Valley each year.

A great opportunity to show your appreciation for the nature around you is to participate in an Arbor Day event. While many holidays honor an event in the past, Arbor Day is about growing and maintaining trees for future generations to enjoy. These events celebrate the amazing and far-reaching benefits of trees, primarily by hosting plantings and tree care events.

Planned events for 2020

Friends of Trees Happy Valley Heights Natural Area planting

When: Sat, February 8, 2020, 8:45am – 1:00pm

Where: 11418 SE Norwood Loop
Plant hundreds of native trees and shrubs near the headwaters of Mount Scott Creek.

 

Friends of Trees Happy Valley Park planting

When: Sat, March 14, 2020, 8:45am – 1:00pm

Where: Happy Valley Park, 13770 SE Ridgecrest Rd
Plant native trees and shrubs to restore the riparian vegetation around Mt. Scott Creek.

 

Friends of Trees Happy Valley Heights Natural Area planting

When: Sat, March 21, 2020, 8:45am – 1:00pm

Where: 11418 SE Norwood Loop
Sign-up to plant hundreds of native trees and shrubs near the headwaters of Mount Scott Creek.

 

Friends of Trees Happy Valley Heights Natural Area Tree Care work party

When: Sat, April 18, 2020, 8:45am – 12:00pm

Where: 11418 SE Norwood Loop
Mulch hundreds of native trees and shrubs that were planted this past winter along the headwaters of Mount Scott Creek! We will also be removing some weedy introduced plants, if time allows.

 

Friends of Trees Happy Valley Park Tree Care work party *Earth Day

When: Wed, April 22, 2020, 8:45am – 12:00pm

Where: Happy Valley Park, 13770 SE Ridgecrest Rd
Celebrate Earth Day by mulching hundreds of native trees and shrubs that were planted this past winter.

 

 

How do I register? Click here and fill out the quick registration form. Individuals and groups welcome!

Or check out https://friendsoftrees.org/volunteer/

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