It’s the second Soak-It-Week of 2021!

Despite the cooler weather and light showers over the weekend, we still need to water our trees! It’s the second week of Trees for Life Oregon’s official Soak-It-Weeks (held the last week of every July and August).

Time to get those buckets out and fill them up!  Remember, young trees in Portland need 15 to 20 gallons of water once a week during their first 2 to 3 summers. To ensure more mature trees also survive and remain healthy, they should be watered at least monthly during summer. Buckets need to be refilled four to ten times to fully water a tree. 

If you received a bucket from one of our events, remember to face the label side towards the tree you are watering!

Use hashtag #bdsoakitweek to share your tree watering photos!

Want to make your own bucket? Skip to the 30 second mark on the video above to see how to do it!  Trees for Life recommends three holes, spaced about 6″ apart on one side of the bucket. Contact us for your free label so you always know which side should face the tree when watering.

This project made possible by:

Thank you to BDNA Land Use Committee volunteers Kim Hill and Loralie Cole, Jim Gersbach and Kyna Rubin from Trees for Life Oregon, and Ana Meza from ROSE Community Development Lents Youth Initiative for making Brentwood-Darlington Soak-It-Week possible!

It’s the first day of Soak-It-Week 2021!

Trees for Life Oregon has declared the last week of every July and the last week of every August to be Soak-It-Weeks, a time for all Portlanders to deeply water their yard and street trees to help ensure their survival in our increasingly dry and hot summers. 

Time to get those buckets out and fill them up!  Remember, young trees in Portland need 15 to 20 gallons of water once a week during their first 2 to 3 summers. To ensure more mature trees also survive and remain healthy, they should be watered at least monthly during summer. Buckets need to be refilled four to ten times to fully water a tree. 

If you received a bucket from one of our events, remember to face the label side towards the tree you are watering!

Use hashtag #bdsoakitweek to share your tree watering photos!

Still need a bucket? We have just a few available!  Contact us for your free bucket!

Want to make your own? Skip to the 30 second mark on the video above to see how to do it!  Trees for Life recommends three holes, spaced about 6″ apart on one side of the bucket. Contact us for your free label so you always know which side should face the tree when watering.

This project made possible by:

Thank you to BDNA Land Use Committee volunteers Kim Hill and Loralie Cole, Jim Gersbach and Kyna Rubin from Trees for Life Oregon, and Ana Meza from ROSE Community Development Lents Youth Initiative for making Brentwood-Darlington Soak-It-Week possible!

Soak-It-Week Bucket Distribution a Success!

BDNA hosted two great events to distribute buckets for Soak-It-Week!

Thanks to BDNA Board members Loralie, Stephenie, and Chelsea, community member Kim, Lents Youth Initiative intern Esme, and Jim from Trees for Life Oregon for working these events! Collectively, BDNA has given away over 100 buckets so far! Check out pictures from the events below.

Click here to learn more about Brentwood-Darlington Soak-It-Week

Soak-It-Week Second Bucket Distribution TODAY!

Our second Soak-It-Week bucket giveaway is happening TODAY Saturday, June 19th, 10:00AM-12PM! 

Pre-drilled buckets are here and ready to water your trees!  We’re so excited to see you at Brentwood Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd) to pick up your free buckets! Can’t make it this weekend? Don’t worry! Send us a message and we’ll make sure you get your buckets.

Click here to learn more about Brentwood-Darlington Soak-It-Week

Soak-It-Week First Bucket Distribution this Saturday!

Our first Soak-It-Week bucket giveaway is happening this Saturday, June 12th, 10:00AM-12PM! 

Pre-drilled buckets are here and ready for labeling!  We’re so excited to see you at Brentwood Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd) to pick up your free buckets! Can’t make it this weekend? Don’t worry! We’ll be distributing buckets again at the same place and time on June 19th.

Click here to learn more about Brentwood-Darlington Soak-It-Week