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Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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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

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.

We are currently planning our winter workshops, which will begin in January 2018. Please check back shortly for registration details or sign up for Urban Forestry's e-newsletter, TreeBark, to receive updates straight to your inbox!   


When & Where


January 20, 2018
Saturday, 9:00 am-noon

Chimney Park, dog off-leash area

Community Tree Planting
Join the St. Johns Tree Team and Urban Forestry for a tree planting event at the Chimney Park Dog Off-Leash Area. Come dressed for the weather, rain or shine! We will be planting 10 trees native to our region, including Oregon white oaks, Western red cedars, ponderosa pines and a madrone. Tools will be provided and all ages are welcome.

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February 3, 2018
Saturday, 9:00 am-noon

Vernon School

Learning Landscapes Volunteer Training
Become a tree planting volunteer with Urban Forestry’s school arboretum program. Learn how to work with students and teach proper planting techniques. Participants will sign up to assist with spring plantings.

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February 10, 2018
Saturday, 10:00 am-noon

Caffe Destino

Tree Walk: The Evergreens of Irvington
Meet some amazing trees on this guided tour, which will focus on unusual evergreens in the Historic Irvington neighborhood.

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February 13, 2018
Tuesday, 9:00 am-noon

Delta Park Urban Forestry Headquarters

Winter Fruit Tree Pruning
Sharpen your skills and learn how to properly prune fruit and nut trees under the guidance of a certified arborist. Includes a demonstration followed by hands-on practice in Urban Forestry’s demonstration orchard.

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February 24, 2018
Saturday, 9:00 am-noon

Hinson Baptist Church

Decode the Tree Code
Do I need a permit? Learn more about Title 11, Portland’s Tree Code and requirements for tree removal, pruning, planting, and preservation.

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March 3, 2018
Saturday, 9:30 am-1:00 pm

Mt. Scott Community Center

Advanced Tree Pruning

Are you an experienced pruner looking for more opportunities to prune young street trees? Would you like to make a large impact by making smaller cuts? Then this Advanced Pruning Training is for you!.

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March 10, 2018
Saturday, 10:00 am- 1:00 pm

Location Kenilworth Presbyterian Church

Tree walk: Become the instructor!
Learn how to lead a fun and engaging tree walk in your neighborhood. Geared towards current volunteers. Afterwards, commit to hosting a tree walk in April.

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March 17, 2018
Saturday, 9:00 am-noon

Woodlawn Park

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 hands-on practice.

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March 31, 2018

Saturday, 10:00 am-noon


Rose City Park Tree History

Explore how history and nature intersect in our city. Whether you are interested in trees, history, or both, you will enjoy this fun and engaging walk through the Rose City Park neighborhood. 

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April 7, 2018

Various locations TBD

Tree Walks
Join other tree lovers for fun, engaging tours celebrating Portland’s trees!

April 14, 2018

Various locations TBD

Tree Walks
Join other tree lovers for fun, engaging tours celebrating Portland’s trees!

April 21, 2018
Saturday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Mt. Scott Community Center

Portland Arbor Day Festival!
Arbor Day celebrates our many connections to trees in Portland! Join us for art, tree giveaways, a kids scavenger hunt, tree climbing demos, and tree awards! 

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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 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.