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Free Smart Home Window Seminar offered

If you are considering replacing your windows and doors but are not sure what is involved, attend the free Smart Home Window Seminar scheduled for July 27 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Milgard Factory, 20789 SW 115th Ave., Tualatin. The seminar is hosted by EnergyGuard Window and Door Replacement and Milgard to explain what is involved in replacing windows and doors. They will share information on products, rebate incentives and the proper installation of the windows.

The event is free, however reservations are requested to ensure seating. Call 503-554-5500 to reserve a seat.

Booklet helps with tree identification

The Arbor Day Foundation has a booklet that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process.

“What Tree Is That?” is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization.

The booklet is a tree identification guide that features hand-drawn botanical illustrations highlighting the distinctive characteristics of many tree species. The booklet uses a step-by-step approach for identifying the species of each tree, explaining what to look for in the shape of the leaves, differences in the leaf stems and twig structures and specific characteristics of fruits, flowers, buds and bark.

“What Tree Is That?” is also available as an online interactive version at arborday.org.

To obtain a tree identification guide in full color, send your name and address and $5 for each guide to “What Tree Is That?” Arbor Day Foundation, Nebraska City, NE 68410. You can also order the book online at arborday.org.

Join Arbor Day Foundation and 10 trees will be planted

Through the Replanting Our National Forests campaign, the Arbor Day Foundation will honor each new member who joins in July by planting 10 trees in forests that have been devastated by wildfires, insects and disease.

The cost for joining the Arbor Day Foundation is a $10 donation.

To join the Arbor Day Foundation and help plant trees in national forests, send a $10 membership contribution to Replanting Our National Forests, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, or visit arborday.org/july.



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