Collectively, the trees around us make up the urban forest - a place where 68 percent of all Oregonians live. Remnants of the pre-development forest and the planted landscape in and around our cities comprise this urban forest - a forest that produces many benefits for homeowners and the public alike. These benefits include improved environmental quality via cleaner air and water, ecosystem servoices such as storm water control and wildlife habitat, increased property values, and an overall sense of community livability. To assist Oregonians in caring for their trees, a new brochure, An Oregon Homeowners Guide to Tree Care, is now available from ODF. The brochure is full of information that landscapers, gardeners, and homeowners will find useful, and can be downloaded online or provided in hard copy. Learn more about successful tree planting, "tree topping", pruning, and how to care for our urban forest - one of Oregon's most precious resources.
More information and how to download or obtain An Oregon Homeowners Guide to Tree Care