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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

A blog highlighting Urban Forestry news and activities 

2013 Street Tree Inventory reports available

View the inventory reports for Arbor Lodge, Brooklyn, Cathedral Park, Downtown, Piedmont, Portsmouth, Richmond, and Woodstock

The street tree inventories are complete for the 8 neighborhoods that have participated in the project in 2013. Click here to read the reports. Analysis includes tree compostion, size, health, and benefits.

Join us for a volunteer celebration

Celebrate all of your hard work collecting and entering data for the 2013 Tree Inventory Project with snacks, socializing, photos, and awards

Thank you for all of your hard work helping out with this year's Tree Inventory Project! We've collected and entered over 20,000 data points, and we couldn't have done it without your help.

As a thank you we'd like to invite you to a volunteer appreciation event at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub on Hawthorne on Wednesday October 9 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Join us as we celebrate all of your hard work with snacks, socializing, photos, and awards.

Volunteer Celebration

Wednesday, October 9, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Hawthorne Lucky Lab Brew Pub

915 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

RSVP appreciated by Oct. 7

Nominate your fellow volunteers for awards when you RSVP!

Minors welcome

Tree Inventory Summit Scheduled - Register Now!

Join Urban Forestry in exploring the results of the 2013 Street Tree Inventory and creating Neighborhood Tree Plans to guide stewardship of the urban forest

The Tree Inventory Summit is the culmination of all the hard work that neighborhood organizers and volunteers have put into the Tree Inventory Project in 2013. Explore the results of the street tree inventory with Urban Forestry staff, and learn how to care for your urban forest with presentations by guest speakers. Join Arbor Lodge, Brooklyn, Cathedral Park, Downtown, Piedmont, Portsmouth, Richmond, and Woodstock neighborhoods as well as volunteers from around the region in creating Neighborhood Tree Plans. 

Tree Summit

Richmond adds 5th work day

Happy hour workday, 4-7pm in Richmond Neighborhoods

Richmond Tree Inventory Work Day #5

Administer Registrations

D Street Village Lobby, 3050 SE Division St.

Thursday, September 19 2013, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Registration requested online at

Note the different time for this workday: 4-7pm!

Work day registration opens at 3:30 PM with coffee and snacks. The work day will start promptly at 4:00 PM and last until 7:00 PM. No experience is necessary, as novice volunteers will be paired with a team leader to identify trees and explain the inventory protocol. Duties include identifying and measuring trees, recording data on trees and the site, and mapping trees. Please dress comfortably for the outdoors, as the work day will be held rain or shine. We recommend bringing a water bottle and tote bag to carry supplies.

Questions? Contact Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry at or 503-823-4484.

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