Sep 23, 2011

Free Street Trees for OUR NEIGHBORHOOD ONLY!

FREE Street Trees for Mt. Scott-Arleta Neighborhood Only!   
Good Things Grow on Trees - Find Yours at Friends of Trees!

The sooner you sign up, the more choices of trees you'll have! 
Sign Up Now to receive this 'one-time only' offer (sign up deadline for our neighborhood is Nov. 7th)    

What good things grow on trees? 

Conservation: Tree shade can cut your energy costs by 35 percent during the summer. Health: Trees clean our air, water, and soil for an all-around healthier city. Community: Tree-lined streets calm and slow traffic. This creates safer neighborhoods and happier people.

And yes, even money grows on trees! Planting trees on your property can add $7,000 to the value of your home.

Since 1989, Friends of Trees has planted more than 415,000 trees and native plants in the Portland-metro area. During the next few years, we're working with Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services to turn Portland's grey to green by planting thousands of trees in East Portland neighborhoods.
Questions? Email or call 503-282-8846 ext. 25.
Learn more at

Sep 10, 2011

'Opt In' Recruitment Survey


Have you ever wanted to share your views about parks, transportation, recycling or other issues that affect your quality of life? Now's your chance. Metro and its partners want to do a better job of hearing from you and others around our community. That's why Metro created Opt In, an online panel of people from around the region who help guide many important public decisions in the region. To participate, all you have to do is complete two or three short online surveys each month about topics that affect you.


Joining Opt In takes about 7 minutes to complete. All questions in the initial survey are for statistical purposes only, and none of your answers will be associated with your name. In future research with Opt In, you will not be asked these questions.

The data for Opt In is managed by DHM Research, a non-partisan, independent public opinion research company located in Portland.


Please visit to 'opt in' and start letting the local government know what you think about the issues that effect our city and region!

Sep 1, 2011

This Wednesday!

Come participate in this brainstorming session!
Wednesday, Sept 7th at 6:30
Mt. Scott Community Center