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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

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

Arbor Month

  1. Arbor Month 2014

  2. Tree planting!

  3. Arbor Day

    Portland Farmers Market at PSU

  4. 2014 is Portland's 37th year as a Tree City USA!

  5. Join PP&R director Mike Abbaté and others for the Arbor Day Festival

Arbor Month 2014 was a huge success! 

Check out all the cool tree things we did as we look forward to Arbor Month 2015!

Arbor Day is the annual celebration of our urban forest. In April, the U.S. celebrates Arbor Day; Oregon celebrates Arbor Week; and in Portland, we celebrate Portland’s urban forest and its nearly 1.5 million street trees, park trees, and trees in natural areas all month long! This year the theme was STEWARDSHIP: Trees care for us. We care for trees. Portland's trees are stewarded by Portland Parks & Recreation, city bureaus, partners, and volunteers. Arbor Month began on April 2 with media announcements featuring bucket truck rides into the canopies of some incredible specimens. There were many more events, including the Arbor Day Festival on April 26 at the Portland Farmers Market at PSU, as well as tree walks, tree planting, care and ID workshops, tree tour bike rides, and more opportunities to care for the trees that care for us.

If you have a good idea about how to celebrate a tree or the almost 1.5 million of them in Portland’s parks, natural areas, and on its streets, become an Arbor Month partner. If you or your organization, neighborhood, social group, school, association, volunteer chapter or business are interested in the urban forest, the Arbor Month committee would like to put you on the calendar.

Autumn Montegna at 503-823-8178 /
Sara Ennis at 503-823-9732 /