Spring 2010 Tree Forum, Gresham City Hall: Mar 13, 2010 9AM

03/13/2010 - 9:00am
City of Gresham Spring 2010 Tree Forum at Gresham City Hall, Saturday Mar 13, 2010 9AM. Info here!

Gresham’s 2010 Tree Forum

“People Need Trees
and Gresham’s Trees Need People”

Take the survey here!

When: Saturday Mar 13, 2010 9AM - 12PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Conference Room
1333 NW Eastman Pwy
Gresham, OR 97030
Get Map!

The second Community Workshop for the Urban Forestry Management Plan project will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2010 from 9AM to 12PM at City Hall.

Participate in the "Significant Tree Hunt" commemorating Gresham’s 100th birthday. Information available here!

Forum speakers & participants

  • Jim Gersbach, Friends of Trees member
  • Keith Warren, J. Frank Schmidt & Son Nursery
  • Nancy Buley, J. Frank Schmidt & Son Nursery
  • Lynn Snodgrass, Drake’s 7 Dees
  • Anne Rutherford, Storyteller


  • 9:00AM - Open house on the benefits of trees.
  • 9:30AM - Tree treasure hunt prizes awarded. Clues on the City of Gresham Facebook page and via Twitter - hunt starts March 1. (See "Geocache Treasure Hunt" below)
  • 10:00AM - Storyteller Anne Rutherford - What is your tree story?
  • 10:20AM - Presentation on the value of trees.
  • 11:00AM - Street Tree Arboretum community design activity. Bring your creative arboretum ideas for Gradin Sports Park.

Come enjoy a Tree Art Show presented by East Gresham Elementary and Mt. Hood Montessori!

Refreshments provided!

Tree Survey

Share your thoughts and opinions on trees in Gresham.

Take Gresham’s Urban Forestry Online Survey here!

Geocache Treasure Hunt

Geocaching for 3 Gresham Centennial Medalions & 3 letterboxes near 3 Significant Trees.

Click here for clues & contest information!

Clues will be posted on the city's website, Facebook page & via Twitter starting March 1 at 10AM. and on March 3, 5, 8, 10 & 12.

Treasure finders can bring medalions & stamps to the Tree Forum by 9:30AM to receive a prize -- $40 gift certificates to Drake's 7 Dees or a tree sapling.

Principles Guiding the Urban Forestry Management Plan

  1. Ensure tree regulations are consistent.
  2. Seek out tree partners.
  3. Ensure code requirements are communicated clearly and consistently.
  4. Clarify procedures for enforcement personnel.
  5. Allow the Forestry Plan to be updated to reflect new science and best practices.
  6. Plan for long-term maintenance of trees.
  7. Support other planning goals:
    • traffic safety
    • air, water and conservation goals
  8. Integrate urban forestry into the Comprehensive Plan.
  9. Foster neighborhood livability:
    • quality streetscapes, neighborhoods and parks
    • soften the built environment
    • foster safer and sociable environments
  10. Make the place right for trees and then pick the right trees.

Urban Forestry Management Plan

For more information on Comprehensive Planning visit www.greshamoregon.gov/udp/comprehensive-planning.


Contact Tina Osterink, Natural Resources Planner by phone at 503-618-2392, or email Tina.Osterink@greshamoregon.gov.