Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry News and Activities
Sign up for the Tree Bark newsletter to receive email updates of Portland's urban forest news!
In 2013 Urban Forestry will be conducting street tree inventories in ten neighborhoods across Portland!
We are pleased to welcome the following communities to the tree inventory project:
- Arbor Lodge
- Cathedral Park
A sneak peak at what's to come
Welcome to the Arbor Month website, where you can find details on all the tree-related events that are going on throughout April of 2013. This year's Arbor Month is Heritage Tree themed--we hope to lead you on a journey to discover and appreciate these magnificent trees throughout the City.
Check back frequently for updates on Arbor Month events, such as:
Don't forget to join us for the Arbor Day Festival, the annual celebration of Portland's trees and the people who are tireless stewards of our urban canopy.
Heritage Tree #76 - Pacific dogwood (Cornus nuttallii)
Take a picture with a Heritage Tree and win a prize!
The TREEsure hunt has now begun! Click here for instructions.
The word is getting out there about the 2013 tree inventories. The Sellwood Bee recently posted a nice write up of the project. We hope you are able to join us this summer!
The Urban Forest Education & Outreach Committee is taking Arbor Day up a few notches in 2013; all the way up to Arbor Month. Celebrations of Arbor Day are being expanded to last throughout the month of April, including bucket truck rides, guided walks and bike rides, volunteer workdays, a heritage Tree-sure hunt, tree plantings, urban forest lecture series and much more! The goal for Arbor Month is to celebrate Portland’s beautiful urban forest while encouraging the discovery of Portland’s nearly 300 Heritage Trees. Join us and learn how Portland’s trees work 24/7: filtering our water, cleaning our air, cooling the city, providing wildlife habitat, enhancing livability, and increasing property resale value. For a detailed schedule of events please visit our Arbor Month Calendar.