Seaside received a grant from the nonprofit Oregon Community Trees to help with a tree planting along the Necanicum River Estua, an early celebration of Arbor Week in April. The grant will help purchase shovels, gloves and shore pines. Local landscape contractors will help teach volunteers how to properly plant the trees. Partners for the planting include the Necanicum Watershed Council, Clatsop County Girl and Boy Scouts, Greenwood Resources and the Seaside Tree Board.
Oregon Community Trees promotes healthy urban and community forests. The organization assists community groups, local governments and schools throughout the state with expertise and grants that support leadership, education, awareness and advocacy for urban and community forestry. One criteria for receiving an Arbor Week grant is being a Tree City USA, a status Seaside has held for 20 years.
Shore pines are native to the Oregon Coast. They are able to endure high winds, salt spray and sandy soils in shoreline areas, making them highly suitable for coastal plantings.