April 2, 2015
For Immediate Release
Mark Ross, Public Information Officer
503.823.5300; cell 503.823.6634
Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry offers commercial tree care provider training for Portland area arborists, landscapers and other green-industry professionals who want to be recognized on Portland Parks & Recreation website.
What: Portland Tree Care Providers Workshop
When: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Where: Mt Scott Community Center, 5530 SE 72 Ave Portland, OR 97206
Cost: Free to all commercial arborist and landscape companies space is limited and registration is required
To register: www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/article/424016
(Portland, OR) – Portland is a city of trees. There are over 238,000 street trees alone, and another 1.2 million trees in our parks and natural areas. The rest of the urban tree canopy, which covers over 29% of the city, are trees on private property, including neighborhood yards and gardens.
Most homeowners and businesses depend on professional arborists to help them maintain the trees in front of and on their property.
To increase understanding and compliance with city rules and regulations regarding tree care removal and planting, the City is providing training for companies that care for trees in Portland. Training will cover:
• Title 11 rules and regulations for public and privately-owned trees
• How to fill out a tree permit
• Tips for ensuring your permit is approved
• Tree mitigation plans and tree selection
• Working with customers to explain the tree code
Upon completing the workshop and providing City and State license numbers, participating businesses will be added to the “Portland Tree Care Providers List” on the Portland Parks & Recreation website. In addition, certified Arborists will be eligible to receive two International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) continuing education units for attending this workshop. Please bring your ISA certification number with you to receive credits.
The City of Portland is committed to preserving, protecting and enhancing our urban forest. The work done by green-industry professionals is crucial to achieving these goals. Local arborists, landscapers and others, are encouraged to take advantage of this free workshop and learn more about the City’s rules and regulations. Please call Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry at 503.823.TREE or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.