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Tillamook Forest Center hosts ‘The Great Oregon Tree Plant’ April 4, 5
Contact: Tillamook Forest Center, 503-815-6800 

The Tillamook Forest Center invites Oregonians to “The Great Oregon Tree Plant” on April 4 and 5 at the educational and interpretive center on the Wilson River Highway an hour’s drive west of Portland. To commemorate Oregon’s 150 years of statehood and celebrate Oregon Arbor Week, the Center will provide native tree seedlings to participants and guide them to a planting site in the Tillamook State Forest.
 
Tree planting outings are scheduled each day at:
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 12:30 a.m.
  • 2:30 p.m.
 
Those taking part in the tree-planting event will receive a certificate and a wooden “tree cookie” memento.
 
Participants are asked to arrive a few minutes prior to their desired planting time. Tree planting will take one to two hours. Sturdy shoes are recommended, since the activity will take place on uneven ground.  Dressing in layers is also advised, since the temperature is usually 10 degrees cooler in the forest.
 
Family fun activities, special exhibits and guest presenters will also be featured throughout the weekend at the Tillamook Forest Center. Visitors are invited to:
  • Create art and crafts with tree leaves and bark
  • Watch a tree climbing demonstration
  • Ask a professional about tree care and preservation
  • Go on a tree scavenger hunt to win a prize
  • Plant a tree seed to take home and plant
  • Enjoy lunch provided by the Log Cabin Inn
  • Step into the shoes of citizens who helped plant the site of the Tillamook Burn and created the Tillamook State Forest
 
Activities will begin at 10:30 a.m. each day.
 
More information about the Tillamook Forest Center and The Great Oregon Tree Plant activities is available at: www.tillamookforestcenter.com/