Tony Boom, RV-Times, November 21, 2023
Talent is planting a thousand trees to help restore the urban forest canopy devastated by the Almeda Fire. A state grant is paying for the project.
“It’s awesome. Even before the fire, the city needed it,” said Dave Bish with Plant Oregon, which was awarded the contract for the project. “Every town in Oregon and on the West Coast should be doing the same thing.”
Talent was awarded $549,823 by the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board to plant approximately 1,000 trees at locations within the Almeda burn scar area. Plant Oregon submitted one of two proposals received and was selected by Talent City Council in May to perform the work with costs not to exceed $400,000.