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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 Stewards (NTS)

  • 2015 Neighborhood Tree Steward Graduation

  • Neighborhood Tree Steward Workshop Prune Like A Pro

  • Neighborhood Tree Steward Fall Training Photo Courtesy of Bob Langan

Since 1997, the Neighborhood Tree Stewards (NTS) training program has worked to provide over 140 community members with the tools and resources to be active leaders and urban forest advocates in their neighborhoods.Neighborhood Tree Steward training is a 7-session course starting in October 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, 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.

For more information on Urban Forestry's Neighborhood Tree Steward Training program, please contact or call 503-823-4441. 

Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry Blog View all »

  1. Jun 4

  2. May 27

    Selecting and Promoting Diverse Tree Species

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

  3. May 4

    A Guide to Tree Care (Part 1)

    Selecting and Planting Your Tree

  4. Apr 18

    Celebrate Arbor Day on April 30, 2016

    ...and Share Your Tree Story!

  5. 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