Forest Park blankets Portland’s hillsides with more than 5,000 acres of urban-forest preserve, out of which springs massive trees and plant life. However the passage of time and invasive species have taken their toll on the natural landscape, dramatically reducing its health and ability to contribute to the region’s ecosystem by helping to clean its air and water. Friends of Trees champions verdant city landscapes with tree planting and conservation programs that rejuvenate natural spaces.
As part of its Green Spaces Initiative, Friends of Trees is working to plant more than 10,000 native trees and shrubs in the Collins Sanctuary of Forest Park during the next six years. Interlaced with hiking and biking trails, Forest Park inspires outdoor exploration with its natural wonders including river views, ravines, and more than 112 species of birds and mammals. Restoring the city forest will benefit an array of natural life by rebuilding a wildlife habitat, repopulating a variety of flora, and restoring the forest’s ability to help clean the region’s air and water. In the long run, these new trees will help to establish a higher canopy, which has been deteriorating during the past six decades. Raising the canopy will help sequester carbon, divert rainwater to prevent it from flooding nearby rivers, and forge a more vibrant vista.
Join G-Team and donate $15 to help repopulate and raise the Collins Sanctuary canopy in Forest Park. If G-Team members raise $450, Friends of Trees can plant 30 trees in the Collins Sanctuary. Each additional $15 raised will fund the plantation of another tree.
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