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Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

Neighborhood Tree Steward Training

  1. 2010 Neighborhood Tree Steward Graduation

    Photo Courtesy of Bob Langan

  2. Neighborhood Tree Stewards

    Class of 2012

  3. Portland's beautiful urban forest

    Columbia Park

  4. Neighborhood Tree Steward Workshop

    Prune Like A Pro

  5. Neighborhood Tree Steward Fall Training

    Photo Courtesy of Bob Langan

Do you love trees? Do you have a passion to do good work in your community, learn about the urban forest, have fun, and meet other like-minded people? If so, the Neighborhood Tree Steward (NTS) Training just might be for you!


The Neighborhood Tree Steward Training is free and provides participants with over 25 hours of training. In return, participants must submit an application to join the program and agree to meet the NTS service requirements. No previous experience is required. 

Program Description

Since 1997, the Neighborhood Tree Steward Training (formerly the Neighborhood Tree Liaison Training) has worked to provide over 140 community members with the tools and resources to be active leaders and urban forest advocates in their neighborhoods. The Neighborhood Tree Steward Training is a 7-session course starting in September that covers general tree care, tree biology, tree identification, urban forest management and policy, and much more. No previous experience is needed to become a Neighborhood Tree Steward (NTS), but you do need a passion for trees, a desire to learn, and the commitment to help. Past NTS graduates have gone on to plant, prune, and photograph trees while educating members in their community about the importance of the urban forest.

More Information

For more information about Neighborhood Tree Steward Training, contact Autumn Montegna, Urban Forestry Education & Outreach Coordinator, 503-823-8178.

Neighborhood Tree Steward Training is held September-October annually.