Trees of Arnold Creek
Tuesday, August 9th – 6:45 pm
Please join your neighbors from Arnold Creekon Tuesday August 9th at 6:45 in the eveningfor a walk exploring The Trees of Arnold Creek.
Our tour guides, Liz Marantz and Portland Neighborhood Tree Stewards Nancy Mattson and Ryan Gilpin (Ryan is also a Consulting Arborist) will lead you on a walk to look at native & non-native tree species and how they are used in our public areas and private yards. We’ll discuss the Portland Tree Code, street tree plantings, tree removals and development impact on our city tree canopy. We’ll also discuss Oregon’s newest insect pest, the Emerald Leaf Borer, including how to identify them and report sightings.
We will start at the upper parking lot of Stephenson School. If you are driving, park in either school lot or along the streets. Dogs are welcome if their owners are well behaved and on a leash at all times. Masks are optional. Outdoor gatherings are very low risk. We will be walking through the Orchard Hill housing developments using the neighborhood streets and ending near the intersection of Orchard Hill Rd. and SW Boones Ferry. It will be about a one mile walk, one way. The walk will take around an hour and a half, but you can bail at any time. At our last stop, we will see ACNA’s only Portland Heritage Tree, #263 a Silver Maple, and there will be cool drinks and snacks. Afterwards, retrace our route back to the school or follow your own route home.