ASTORIA, OR, August 30 - The City of Astoria's Parks Department oversees a large amount park lands and open spaces and maintains a wide variety of native and exotic tree species. The Parks Department desires to increase its knowledge and tracking ability of the trees for which it is responsible.
The City of Astoria strongly values its natural resources and strives to provide the most positive and healthful environments for its citizens. The City recognizes trees as an important component of a successful community and understands that every dollar spent on planting and caring for a community tree yields benefits that are two to five times that investment (US Forest Service Study, 2011).
To serve both the purpose of tracking the health and types of trees located within the City's parks properties in order to best care for and maintain them, and to help promote and enhance the benefits trees provide to the community, a comprehensive inventory of tree species, health, size, and location must be carried out.
To this end, the City of Astoria's Parks and Recreation Department is requesting proposals from qualified contractors to inventory and catalogue all the trees the Department is responsible for. Proposals are due no later than 4pm on September 2nd at 1555 W. Marine Dr. Astoria Oregon 97103, with attention to Jonah Dart-McLean, Parks Maintenance Supervisor. Proposals may be mailed, hand-delivered, or emailed firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions, call 503-741-1600.