Oregonian (OregonLive)

Once strangers, Clackamas neighbors team up to drive greener development

For decades, they lived next door to one another as strangers. They didn't know their neighbors' names.
Now they have block parties and potlucks, do research projects, build communal benches and tend communal gardens and chickens.
They founded one of Clackamas County's newest and most prominent activist groups. And they have a renewed sense of purpose, working for a cause they consider crucial to survival and prosperity: environmentally responsible development.

Story: http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2008/06/clackamas_neighbors_unite_for.html

Tigard Times

HBA hot-air storm could well topple Tigard trees

A blast of hot air rushed through Tigard City Hall on the evening of April 22 as the Planning Commission made its recommendation to the City Council for a new section of our comprehensive plan dealing with tree protection and enhancement of our urban forest. Behind the hot air was the Home Builders Association (HBA), who rounded up 12 speakers to complain about possible interference with building development if the policies hammered out over the past year by the Tigard Tree Board were adopted.

Story: http://www.tigardtimes.com/opinion/story.php?story_id=120967915820995600

Clackamas Review

Group set to consider urban clear cuts

All three county commissioners want to take on the issue of a tree ordinance for unincorporated Clackamas County within the Urban Growth Boundary, but, as Commissioner Bill Kennemer said, “We need to be careful.”

Story: http://www.clackamasreview.com/news/story.php?story_id=120708012214459600

Oregonian (OregonLive)

Neighborhoods, safety lose to economic forces

Following Clackamas County Urban Green's presentation proposing a tree-cutting ordinance to the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners on Jan. 17, a citizen from West Linn testified about a scenario of almost-certain landslide and erosion if a clear-cut is allowed above an area of established homes there.

Story: http://www.oregonlive.com/oregonian/stories/index.ssf?/base/metro_south_news/120217291068260.xml&coll=7

Clackamas Review

Clackamas County to review urban forests

Seventeen concerned citizens attended the Board of County Commissioners business meeting last Wednesday, Feb. 17, and presented a preliminary plan for a tree ordinance for unincorporated Clackamas County to the commissioners and a large audience.

Story: http://www.clackamasreview.com/news/story.php?story_id=120103836276354900

Clackamas Review

Group wants Clackamas County to better protect trees

The nonprofit Urban Green is proposing a tree conservation ordinance that would regulate small clear cuts ...

Story: http://www.clackamasreview.com/news/story.php?story_id=120050698707912500
(Also referenced at http://olyecology.livejournal.com/73844.html, item 12.)

Oregonian (OregonLive)

Clackamas County activists will propose tree-cutting law

After months of research and preparation, a group of citizen activists on Thursday plans to push Clackamas County commissioners to adopt a tree conservation ordinance that would require permits for clear-cutting within the urban growth boundary.

Story: http://blog.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/2008/01/clackamas_county_activists_wil.html

Oregonian (OregonLive News Update)

Clackamas commissioners consider tree protections

A group of citizen activists packed the Clackamas County commissioners' hearing room today in Oregon City to promote a tree-protection ordinance that would regulate clear-cutting within the urban growth boundary.

Members of Clackamas County Urban Green said the county's conservation laws have "a loophole big enough to drive several logging trucks through."

Story: http://blog.oregonlive.com/breakingnews/2008/01/clackamas_commissioners_consid.html

Oregonian (OregonLive)

A plea for saving trees: Back a county ordinance

Hot on the heels of the recent victory of Measure 49 comes another positive step that has been proposed for Clackamas County. I'm speaking of the protection of trees by county ordinance -- an idea whose time has come.

Story: http://www.oregonlive.com/oregonian/stories/index.ssf?/base/metro_southwest_news/1199924717154570.xml&coll=7

Clackamas Review (letter to the editor)

Much to the total dismay of an entire neighborhood in Oak Grove, a landowner early one morning in 2005 brought in chain saws and clear cut more than 200 trees, tearing out 25 heron nests and one osprey nest in the process ...

(Letter by Susan Shawn)

Story: http://www.clackamasreview.com/opinion/story.php?story_id=119989512369814600

West Linn Tidings (letter to the editor)

Hot on the heels of the recent victory of Oregon’s Measure 49 comes another positive step that has been proposed for Clackamas County. I’m speaking of the protection of trees by County Ordinance – an idea whose time has come ...

(Letter by Roberta Schwarz)

Story: http://www.westlinntidings.com/opinion/story.php?story_id=120051812663888600


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