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Beaverton honored for 'Tree for All' success

City helps county plant more than 2 million trees in past year.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Bruce Roll of Clean Water Services presented the Tree for All award to Mayor Denny Doyle at a recent Beaverton City Council meeting.
Beaverton played a major role in helping cities and other partners more than double last year's pledge in the 2015 Tree for All campaign to plant a million trees and shrubs in Washington County.

Bruce Roll, watershed management director for Clean Water Services, which coordinates the Tualatin River watershed project, recently presented an award to Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle to recognize the city's role in the planting of more than two million native plants countywide in less than a year.

In Beaverton, Tree for All has planted more than 225,000 native plants in the city, including at Barrows Meadow in Murrayhill and along Beaverton Creek in central Beaverton.

“Thanks to partners like the City of Beaverton,” Roll said, “Tree for All has restored more than 100 miles of streamside habitat in the past decade. Think about driving all the way to Astoria, through a corridor of native trees and shrubs,” Roll said. “That’s how much has been done in that period of time.”

Roll also thanks city employees Mel Schultz and Terry Priest from the city's public works department, Holly Thompson in the mayor's office, Assistant Finance Director Dave Waffle and Public Works Director David Donaldson for their help with Tree for All.

“Our residents care about preserving our trees and creeks--this is just one way that we can keep our air and water clean, and our state green," Doyle said in a news release.