January Updates!

January Updates!

Friends of Trees Planting in North Tabor
Friends of Trees Planting in North Tabor – Photo from FoT Flickr

North Tabor has been busy this month!

This Saturday, you may see your neighbors delivering our print newsletter, the North Tabor Note! We are so excited to start communicating via print again. It’s been over a year since we last published the North Tabor News; we have shrunk the size, made the information a bit more concise, and limited the story space. At some point, we may expand again, but our first priority is making sure everyone in the neighborhood is up to date on the exciting changes our neighborhood is going through. If you’re interested in helping out with delivery (see the Facebook invite here!) or other duties having to do with the newsletter, please feel free to contact the communications committee here. If you live in an apartment or multi-plex, it’s likely your newsletter will be delivered by USPS or your apartment manager(s), so don’t worry if you don’t see it on Saturday. Additionally, we’ll have a digital version posted here next Monday.

The Population Research Center at PSU is conducting a study on the factors that make people move to Portland. If you’re a non-native (or have lived outside of the Portland metro area for a while), share your story of coming back to the Rose City by taking the survey here. It will take about 15 minutes to complete, and the data will be used by the students at PSU’s Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, in the College of Urban and Public Affairs.

Friends of Trees, our neighbors, and our neighborhood organizers planted over 113 trees in the Laurelhurst, Kerns, Sunnyside, and North Tabor neighborhoods last Saturday. As a part of “K Crew”, I got to meet some new faces in the neighborhood, and get some upper-body exercise while staking trees. North Tabor is surprisingly one of the least-treed neighborhoods in Portland, and we’re also in a migratory path, so it’s important to add trees and keep up our mature trees. If you have room in your yard for a larger tree, please consider planting there to help foster wildlife. Though there are limitations on how tall trees can be when planted under power lines, there are no such restrictions in your yard! Friends of Trees will be coming around again next year, and we hope to get even more trees planted in our neighborhood then.

That’s it for now! Enjoy the unseasonably warm weather before our rain comes back to remind us that we’re still in the middle of winter. ^_^

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