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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

2016 NTS Schedule

Final schedule will be sent with course registration


Theme: Urban Forestry in the Growing Metropolis

Class 1 - Tree Steward Introduction

Saturday, October 8, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th Ave, Portland, OR 97216

  • Registration
  • Class Overview - What is a Tree Steward?
  • The Importance of the Urban Forest 
  • Intro to Tree Biology/Tree Identification Walk

Class 2 - The Benefits of the Urban Forest

Thursday, October 13, 2016 6:00 - 9:00 pm 
East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th Ave, Portland, OR 97216

  • Ecosystem Services and the Ecological Importance of Trees
  • What's in Your Forest?

Class 3 – Urban Tree Care & Maintenance

Saturday, October 22, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location TBD

  • Pruning and Tree Care Workshop with Larry Maginnis, Urban Forestry Operations Supervisor

Class 4Community Partners and Project Planning

Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th Ave, Portland, OR 97216

  • Community Partners Roundtable Discussion
  • Project Planning and How to Choose a Project

Class 5 – Heritage Trees and the History of the Urban Forest

Thursday, November 3, 2016 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th Ave, Portland, OR 97216

  • What is the Heritage Tree Program?
  • Heritage Tree Presentation
  • Student Presentations/Group Discussion

 Extra Credit: Saturday, November 5, 2016 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Street Tree Inventory Summit @ Mt Scott Community Center

Class 6 - Right Tree, Right Place

Saturday, November 12, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location TBD

  • Tree Code and Why We Regulate
  • Tree Walk with Tree Inspector
  • Pests and Pathogens in the Urban Forest

Class 7 - Community Tree Planting and Graduation

Saturday, November 19, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th Ave, Portland, OR 97216

  • Proper Tree Planting Technique
  • Tree Establishment
  • Graduation Party