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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, 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

Community Workshops

Throughout the fall, winter, and spring Urban Forestry hosts community workshops on a wide variety of tree topics. We can help you learn more about general tree care, how to identify common trees, how to prune trees, which tree to plant at your home, and more! Workshops are organized by neighborhood Tree Teams or Tree Stewards and are located throughout the city. All of our workshops are open to the public and tree lovers with all levels of knowledge are welcome to participate. To get started, browse our calendar below for our upcoming workshops. We hope you can join us! 

When & Where


September 23
Saturday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ventura Park, SE 113th & SE Stark

Tree Walk: Tree History in Hazelwood
Explore how history and nature intersect. Trees represent layers of history from Indigenous peoples to recent arrivals, each with a unique story. Whether you are interested in trees, history, or both, you will enjoy this fun and engaging walk.

Register Here

October 4
Wednesday, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Location TBD

Tree Walk: Best Tree Care Practices, Lents/Brentwood-Darlington  
Take a guided tree tour with a certified arborist and get all of your tree care questions answered. The tree doctor is in!

Register Here 

October 7
Saturday, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Grand Central Bakery & Cafe
4440 NE Fremont St

Tree Walk: The Trees of Alameda and Beaumont-Wilshire 
Meet some amazing trees in East Portland on this guided tree tour, which will include tree identification and a search for Heritage Tree nominees.

Register Here 

October 10
Tuesday, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Leaven Community Center
5431 NE 20th Ave, Portland, OR 97211 


Which Tree to Plant?
Learn which trees will thrive in your space, bring year round enjoyment, and contribute to a healthy forest. Consult with experts, sign up for a Friends of Trees planting, and talk with neighbors about their tree experiences.

Register Here 

October 21
Saturday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Roseway Park Blocks, NE 72nd and NE Skidmore

Tree Planting at Roseway Park Blocks
Get your hands dirty with the Roseway Tree Team planting trees to revitalize their park blocks.

November 4
Saturday,   8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Mt. Scott Community Center 5530 SE 72nd Ave

7th Annual Tree Summit
Tree Inventory results will be revealed, and participants will learn more about Portland’s biggest and best trees. The Summit includes a volunteer networking lunch where you will learn about ways to get more involved in caring for Portland’s trees.

 Register Here

November 9
Thursday, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Community Music Center, 3350 SE Francis St

Local Tree Care Providers Workshop***
Geared towards arborists and tree care companies, learn Portland’s tree rules and regulations for tree removal, pruning, preservation, planting, development, and more.

Register Here

November, DATE TBD
Saturday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Chimney Park, 9360 N Columbia Blvd

Tree Planting at Chimney Park
Get your hands dirty with the St Johns Tree Team planting large and native trees for canopy.

December 2
Saturday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Location TBD

Prune Like a Pro!
Sharpen your skills and learn how to properly prune young trees under the guidance of a certified arborist. Includes a demonstration followed by hand-on practice.

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 include: 

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.

Urban Forestry Blog View all »

  1. Aug 31

    Ventura Park Has Long Been a Quiet Stopping Place Off Stark Street

    Join Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry to map, measure, and identify all of the trees in Ventura Park!

  2. Aug 14

    Urban Forestry Stewardship Support in Action - Part 2

    Featuring the King Sabin Community Assistance Project

  3. Aug 14

    Urban Forestry Stewardship Support in Action - Part 1

    Spotlight on the ReLeaf Program of the Albina Neighborhood Tree Team

  4. Aug 8

    Park Profile: Irving Park

    Come join Urban Forestry for their Parks Tree Inventory program this summer! Learn more about your community parks.

  5. May 25

    Cully Neighborhood Tree Walk on Saturday, June 3, 2017

    Upcoming Urban Forestry Tree Walk in Cully