A man pushes a wheelbarrow containing small trees, buckets, and a young child wearing red rain boots. The scene takes place outdoors on a grassy area with trees and a parked vehicle in the background.

Portland Urban Forestry Yard Tree Giveaway

By Mariah Jiang / May 10, 2024

Free yard trees for Portlanders from Portland Parks & Recreation’s Urban Forestry.

Backyard Habitat on a Budget

By Susie Peterson / April 8, 2024

Handy tips for creating a robust habitat garden on a budget!

Graphic with text "clean river rewards" featuring water droplets and an umbrella, which implies a program related to water conservation or river cleanliness.

Clean River Rewards

By Katherine Noble / March 22, 2024

City of Portland offers a discount on the on-site stormwater charges of your water bill when you safely contain the rain on your property and keep it out of the…

Grow Native Plants with the Cutting and Staking Method

By Katherine Noble / March 12, 2024

A how-to guide from TSWCD on propagating perennial woody plants.

Leave the Leaves

By Katherine Noble / March 12, 2024

Xerces Society Blog on how leaves act as FREE mulch while providing crucial winter cover for pollinators and invertebrates.

A brochure titled "Living with Urban Wildlife" from the Bird Alliance of Oregon. It includes sections on "Lights Out Portland" and "Birds & Windows," with an image of a bird that has collided with a window, and contact information for the organization.

Tips for Reducing Birds Window Strikes

By Mariah Jiang / March 8, 2024

Article by Bird Alliance of Oregon

Scappoose Bay Watershed Council

By Dennis Vieira / December 15, 2023

Clean Water Services Free Native Plants

By Dennis Vieira / December 15, 2023

East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District Annual Plant Sale

By Dennis Vieira / December 15, 2023

Native Plant Propagation Guide

By Dennis Vieira / October 21, 2023

Guide with more in-depth instruction for propagating native plants from hardwood cuttings by WSU Extension.

Hardwood Propagation From Cuttings

By Dennis Vieira / October 21, 2023

Handout with basic information on species and methods for propagation (by Backyard Habitat Certification Program).

Healthy Lawn and Garden Pledge & Pesticide-Free Zone sign

By Dennis Vieira / October 21, 2023

Pledge Metro-area residents can take to reduce or eliminate the use of pesticides in their yard and receive a pesticide-free zone ladybug sign

Coupons to local nurseries

By JP Marchetti-Mendez / October 21, 2023

We partner with 15+ local nurseries to offer our program participants discounts on native plants. These discounts are offered through our Native Plant Discount flyer, which new enrollees receive during…


By Dennis Vieira / October 21, 2023

City of Vancouver rebate program for yard trees


By Dennis Vieira / October 21, 2023

City of Portland rebate program for yard trees 

Friends of Trees

By Dennis Vieira / October 21, 2023

The website for a non-profit tree-planting organization offering free or discounted native trees for planting strips and yards. Use promo code Native100 to receive your free native tree. 

Chip Drop 

By Susie Peterson / October 21, 2023

FREE wood chips

Small Grants for Backyard Habitats and Community Projects

By Dennis Vieira / October 21, 2023

Resource list by Backyard Habitat Certification Program

Friends of Backyard Habitats Facebook Group

By Susie Peterson / October 21, 2023

Public Facebook group, managed by program fans, with over 2000 members that share plants, resources, and pictures. An excellent resource for plant identification (post pics of plants you don’t know).