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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

Arbor Day

Thanks to all that joined us for our 2016 Arbor Day celebration! 

A special note of appreciation to all the volunteers, Neighborhood Tree Stewards, Urban Forestry Commissioners and community partners- Friends of Trees, Bureau of Environmental Services, Hoyt Arboretum Friends, Friends of the Outdoor School, Portland State University Office of Sustainability, World Forest Institute and Visiting Fellows, Wild Life Habitats, Portland Parks' Environmental Education GRUNT program (Greenspaces Restoration and Urban Naturalist Team), and ReWild Portland. Stay tuned for photos from the event!

Share your Tree Story!

Our story project continues! We want to hear from you, so send your tree story to: In 500 words or less, please describe a tree that has been significant to you and why. Be sure to include information about type of tree (if you know) or names by which the tree was known. Also, where the tree was located. Feel free to send photos, too!

We plan to share these stories with the general public on our Urban Forestry website and as part of our greater art project, The Year in Tree Stories. By submitting your stories and/or photos, you consent to use of these by the City of Portland for any lawful purpose, including, for example, promotion of Urban Forestry programs, publicity, illustration, advertising and web content.  

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Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry Blog View all »

  1. May 27

    Selecting and Promoting Diverse Tree Species

    Upcoming treewalk and presentation- learn about alternatives to maple and ash!

  2. May 4

    A Guide to Tree Care (Part 1)

    Selecting and Planting Your Tree

  3. Apr 18

    Celebrate Arbor Day on April 30, 2016

    ...and Share Your Tree Story!

  4. Apr 7

    The Historic Flowering Cherries of the Albina Tree Planting Program

    Upcoming Presentation and Tree Walk (4/16/16): Tree History in King-Sabin

  5. Apr 5

    St. Johns Tree History Workshop - Saturday, April 9, 2016

    Learn about the Oregon white oak and its history in the St. Johns neighborhood