The Historic Flowering Cherries of the Albina Tree Planting Program Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry Blog I April 7, 2016 "Just this year, members of the Albina Neighborhood Tree Team obtained Urban Forest Stewardship Funding to help lower-income neighbors to remove their dead or dying cherry trees, and replace them with a more diverse collection of trees. Selecting new flowering trees that are better suited for the smaller planting strips will continue the grassroots tradition of Albina."
Diverse Trees Planted to Replace Recently Removed Cherry Trees in Boise-Eliot Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry Blog I Februrary 18, 2016 "Homeowners in the area, like Aundrea Smith, are relieved that dangerous cherry trees that stood lifeless for so long were finally removed. She says she looks forward to admiring the lavender flowers of her two new Muskogee crape myrtles for many summers to come."
Tree Team Replaces Dead and Dying Trees in Boise-Eliot Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry Blog I Februrary 2, 2016 “I was real excited when I got the flyer about this project because I had no money to take down the old tree. I was so scared of a storm and the tree falling on someone; this removal project has been a blessing.”
Introducing the Albina Neighborhood Tree Team Eliot News I March 12, 2015 "At the summit, Eliot and Boise neighbors formed a working tree group, Albina Neighborhood Tree Team (ANTT), which set achievable strategies to improve existing trees, expand tree canopy, and connect the neighborhood with city and nonprofit resources."