Without trees to generate oxygen, humans would have to retrieve it from scuba tanks and the minty breath of local supermen. Keep the air alive with today's Groupon: for $140, you get $280 worth of tree-planting services from Urban Forest Pro.
The ISA-certified arborists at Urban Forest Pro dedicate themselves to lovingly planting and tending to green life, finding a home for even the most finicky trunks in the wider Portland region. This Groupon includes a consultation (a $65 value), which guides customers toward the right type of tree and the best place to plant it in a home’s verdant tableau and explains the importance of environmental factors and aesthetic excellence. Customers, guided by the homeowner’s selection in the extensive tree list, hand-pick and purchase the optimum sapling from a local nursery ($200/tree). After Urban Forest’s transplanters situate the tangly rootball within the soil ($80), they ground it and give the baby branches the best foundation possible to ensure that it will thrive as a healthy oxygen fun house. Future tree-house and tire-swing sites are insured against all but vandalism and drought for three years, ensuring that awkward teenage saplings grow into strong adults with employer-matched 401(k)s.
Urban Forest Pro
Whether pruning Portland's most prominent trees—including a 150-year-old Oregon white oak and a semiretired giving tree—or tending to newborn saplings in residential lawns, the International Society of Arboriculture¬–certified arborists at Urban Forest Pro treat each tree with care, earning the Angie's List Super Service award for three consecutive years. The crew's cornucopia of services includes trimming, deep-root fertilization, and organic pest control using environmentally friendly sprays. After tree pruning and removal, the technicians recycle all branches, milling the large pieces into furniture and repurposing smaller pieces as wood chips for local farms or false teeth for colonial re-enactors.