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Arbor Day

Get ready for Portland's 2016 Arbor Day celebration!

Mark your calendars! The City of Portland is partnering with the Portland Farmer's Market to celebrate Arbor Day 2016 at the PSU Park Blocks (SW Park and Montgomery) on Saturday, April 30, 2016.

The theme for this year's celebration is Share your Tree Story!

Our story project focuses on Our Storied Connections with Trees. We want to hear from you, so send your tree story to: In 500 words or less, please describe a tree that has been significant to you and why. Be sure to include information about type of tree (if you know) or names by which the tree was known. Also, where the tree was located. Feel free to send photos, too!

We plan to share these stories with the general public on our Urban Forestry website and as part of our greater art project, The Year in Tree Stories. By submitting your stories and/or photos, you consent to use of these by the City of Portland for any lawful purpose, including, for example, promotion of Urban Forestry programs, publicity, illustration, advertising and web content.  

Join us at Arbor Day! There will be opportunities for visitors to add their tree stories to our story tree, arts and crafts for the kids and adults, information about trees and tree care, tree seedling giveaways, historical and heritage tree tours led by a local historian, music, storytelling and much more!    

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Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry Blog View all »

  1. May 4

    A Guide to Tree Care (Part 1)

    Selecting and Planting Your Tree

  2. Apr 18

    Celebrate Arbor Day on April 30, 2016

    ...and Share Your Tree Story!

  3. 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

  4. Apr 5

    St. Johns Tree History Workshop - Saturday, April 9, 2016

    Learn about the Oregon white oak and its history in the St. Johns neighborhood

  5. Mar 28

    How to ID Tree-of-Heaven

    An easy guide to identification of this highly invasive species