In the sixty years of the Hoarding House’s existence, there have never been trees in front, along the sidewalk. Portland has a lovely quality because of all the trees. Today, early this morning, 3 new trees (2 Red Bark Maples, 1 Cascara) will arrive at the house and go into the ground.
It is a positive event, falling leaves and cleanup aside. The shade, beauty and sense of privacy will add to the quality of the home. We arranged with Portland based Friends of Trees to purchase the trees and for them to plant the trees. The group plants hundreds of trees a year with a volunteer work force. Since 1989, the group has planted 450,000 trees in the Willamette Valley. I admire the effort! It will improve our mental health as a positive, growing event.