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Seeing The City For The Trees: Discussing Our Urban Forest

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Sustainable Northwest Wood

2701 Southeast 14th Avenue

Portland, OR 97202

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Join ILFI Cascadia Collaborative members and our host Sustainable Northwest Wood to learn about Portland’s urban forest, how it came to be, and what it can yield for special building projects of all types. Watch an urban street tree get cut into beautiful slabs, learn the story behind its sourcing, and participate in the discussion about the challenges and opportunities of urban forestry.

Urban trees and street trees are very often taken for granted, but these fellow city dwellers provide a number of natural services including shade protection, a reduction in soil run-off, improved air quality, and health benefits for humans. The urban forest operates much like our natural forest in that it’s made up of individual tree species that can live to an old age or be removed and used for another purpose.

No one debates the value of street trees; the major debate today is how or when we say good-bye to our beautiful, stoic, and loyal neighbor, and what do we replant in its place?

Speakers on the panel will include:

Andreas Stavropoulos, BASE Landscape Architecture - ASLA PDX Chair

Dave Barmon, Epilogue – Co-Owner

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5:00 - 6:15 Sawmill demonstration

6:15 - 7:15 Panel Discussion

7:15 - 8:00 Networking and slab viewing


Local wines provided by Welsh Family Wines.

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2701 Southeast 14th Avenue

Portland, OR 97202

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