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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

Workshops with Urban Forestry

  • Street Tree Pruning Learning to prune young street trees for structure and health

  • Heritage Trees Rain or shine, Heritage Tree walks always bring a smile

  • Wrong tree, wrong place Learning to identify invasive tree species and best strategies for their control

  • Tree Care Mulching and pruning at the Cully Concordia International Grove

  • Tree Planting Planting evergreen and native trees along a barren stretch of right-of-way in Boise neighborhood

  • Tree Walk Spring cherry tree walk in Sunnyside neighborhood

Most Saturdays from January through June, Urban Forestry hosts community workshops on a wide variety of tree topics. Workshops are organized by neighborhood Tree Teams or Tree Stewards and are located throughout the city. Although they often focus on local community concerns, all workshops are open to the public. Tree lovers with all levels of knowledge are welcome to participate. We hope you can join us!

Upcoming Community Workshops (2017)


Neighborhood, Meeting Place, Time




Neighborhood Tree Stewards Workshop Water Pollution Control Lab, 6543 N Burlington Ave, Portland, OR 97203 | 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Oregon Forest Pest Detector Certification

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Arbor Day & Earth Day | Mt Scott Park, SE 72nd Ave & Harold St | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us for a day of celebration!

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Hillsdale | Parking lot of Rieke Elementary School, 1405 SW Vermont St. | 8:45 am – 12:00pm

Street Tree Pruning Work Party 

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Arbor Lodge | Arbor Lodge Park, N Delaware Ave & North Bryant Street, Portland | 8:45 am – 12:00 pm

Street Tree Pruning Work Party 

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Eastmoreland | Berkeley Park, SE Cesear E Chavez Blvd & Bybee Blvd | 8:45 am – 12:00pm

Street Tree Pruning Work Party 

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Irvington | Holladay Park Church of God, Fellowship Hall, 2120 NE Tillamook St. |
10:00 am – 12:00pm

Irvington Tree History Walk & Talk

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Lents | Location TBD | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Tree History of the Lents Neighborhood

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Cully | Meet at flag pole in front of Rigler School, 5400 NE Prescott St. | 1:00 – 3:00 pm

The Trees of NE Going Street - One View of the Cully Neighborhood

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King-Sabin | Location TBD | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Tree Walk through the King and Sabin neighborhoods

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St. Johns | Location TBD | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Invasive Tree Species Identification

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Professional Series Workshops

The Professional Series Workshops are geared towards professional tree workers and Certified Arborists to help them learn about City tree regulations and keep up on their certifications. Professional Series Workshops

Professional Series


Local Tree Care Providers Workshop

This workshop is offered two times a year for local tree care providers to learn about the City of Portland’s rules and regulations regarding trees. From getting a permit to figuring out when a permit is needed, this workshop is essential for all arborists who do work in the city. Your company will be added to the Local Tree Care Providers list after attending this workshop.

Professional Arborists Lecture Series

Four workshops are offered each year to help ISA Certified Arborists reach their continuing education unit (CEU) goals necessary to renew their certification.

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  1. Apr 19

    Pruning Workshop with the Hillsdale Tree Team

    Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry and the Hillsdale Tree Team are partnering to offer this street tree pruning workshop to care for young street trees in the neighborhood.

  2. Apr 6

    Trees, People, and History in the Kerns Neighborhood

    Join Portland historian Dave Hedberg, Urban Forestry, and the Kerns Tree Team for a History Think & Drink! Learn about Trees, People, and History in the Kerns Neighborhood!

  3. Mar 27

  4. Mar 27

  5. Mar 24

    Registration open for Tree Stewardship Gathering on Arbor Day

    Saturday April 22, 2017 from 10 am – 12:30 pm