Friends of Trees Sponsors Tree Selection Presentation

Friends of Trees and the Concordia Tree Team would like to welcome you to a special presentation by long-time Friends of Trees volunteer Jim Gersbach. Jim has an incredible knowledge about Portland’s urban forest — from how different species tolerate our urban climate, to which trees grow where across the city. He is also the visionary behind the Ainsworth Linear Arboretum that runs for about two miles along NE Ainsworth Street between MLK Blvd. and Fernhill Park. Jim has not only planted dozens of rare and unusual trees here, but he has hand watered them through many a hot summer. He regularly leads tours of the Aboretum; if you are interested in an upcoming tour of this unique neighborhood resource, contact the Tree Team at

Please join us on Thursday, January 20, 7-9 p.m. at the Concordia University Library for an evening of tree talk and rare photos. You’ll receive detailed information and ask questions about the tree species that Friends of Trees is offering this year. Concordia Tree Team members will also be present. This presentation is free, and light refreshments will be provided. We thank Concordia University for the generous use of their space.

This season’s Concordia planting with Friends of Trees is Saturday, March 26, 2011, but you do not have to be planting a tree this year in order to enjoy this great presentation. For more about Friends of Trees or to order a street or yard tree, see their web site at

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