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Urban trees will be topic of Master Gardener meeting

The Clackamas County Master Gardener chapter invites the public to attend its meeting to be held at 7 p.m. June 9. Guest speaker will be Geoffrey Donovan of the U.S. Forest Service speaking on the impact of urban trees.

The meeting takes place at Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie.

According to Donovan’s research, trees provide a broad range of benefits to urban residents, ranging from lower summertime cooling costs to crime reduction and improved public health. He will offer practical advice for gardeners on the most beneficial ways to use trees in your home landscape.

Donovan has a bachelor’s degree from Sheffield University in biochemistry and a doctorate in forest economics from Colorado State University. He has worked as a research forester for the USDA Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station. His two main research areas are the economics of wildfire and quantifying the benefits of urban trees.

Join WLACC in Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The West Linn Adult Community Center will participate in the fourth annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s at 11 a.m. May 18. The three-mile walk begins at SpringRidge Court, 32200 SW French Prairie Road in Wilsonville and winds through Charbonneau, ending back at the starting point for a barbecue hosted by SpringRidge Court. Registration forms at available at the WLACC front desk, 1180 Rosemont Road. Registration fee of $5 benefits the Alzheimer’s Association. Call Cindy Foster at 503-694-0327 for information.

Learn about benefits of organic produce

The Trainer’s Club Third Thursday wellness talk today will feature a discussion on organic produce. Bill Lakey of Organically Grown Co. will disucss how the California drought will impact food options and why apples will be more expensive this fall.

The discussion is free and open to the public.

Trainer’s Club is located at 333 S. State St. in Lake Oswego.