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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

Schedule and Overview for 2015

Final schedule will be sent with course registration


Class dates, times, and topics:

1.  Day 1 - Tree Steward Introduction

Saturday, October 17, 2015 9:00 am - 2:00 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 by Jenn Cairo, Portland's City Forester
  • Words of Wisdom from Tree Steward Alumni and Neighborhood Tree Teams
  • Intro to Tree Biology/Tree Identification Walk

2.  Day 2 - The Benefits of the Urban Forest

Thursday, October 22 7:00 - 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?

3.   Day 3 – Urban Tree Care & Maintenance

Saturday, October 31, 2015 9:00 am - noon
East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th Ave, Portland, OR 97216

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

4.   Day 4 – Community Partners and Project Planning

Thursday, November 5, 2015 7:00 - 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

Extra Credit Event: Attend the 2015 Neighborhood Tree Summit

Saturday, November 7, 2014 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Mt Scott Community Center, 5530 SE 72nd Ave, Portland OR 97206

5.   Day 5 – Right Tree, Right Place

Saturday, November 14, 2015 9:00 am - noon
Lynch Wood Elementary School, 3615 SE 174th St., Portland, OR 97236

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

6.  Day 6 – Heritage Trees and the History of the Urban Forest

Thursday, November 19, 2015 7:00 - 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

7.  Day 7 – Tree Planting and Graduation Party

Saturday, November 21, 2015 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th Ave, Portland, OR 97216

  • How to Plant A Tree
  • Tree Planting and Mulching
  • Graduation