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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




Concordia @ Kennedy School Comm Room,  5736 NE 33rd Ave (6:30pm  – 8:30pm)

Selecting Trees to Plant

Registration Closed


Albina Neighborhood | Boise-Eliot @ Sons of   Haiti Food Cart Pod | N. Mississippi & NE Fremont Ave (8:30am – 12:00pm)

Street Tree Pruning Work Party

Registration Closed


Grant Park & Hollywood @ Grant Park Church, 2728 NE 34th Ave (9:30am – 11:30am)

Selecting Trees to Plant

Registration Closed


Winter Orchard Pruning @ Urban Forestry HQ, 10910 N Denver Ave (9am-11:30am)

Orchard Pruning Work Party

Registration Closed


Alameda & Beaumont-Wilshire @ Wilshire United Methodist NAF, 3917 NE Shaver St.  (9:00am  – 11:00am)

Selecting Trees to Plant

Registration Closed


Brentwood-Darlington & Lents @ Flavel Park, SE Flavel St & 75th Ave (9:00am – 12:00pm)

Street   Tree Pruning Workshop

Registration Closed


Grant Park & Hollywood @ Grant Park Church, 2728 NE 34th Ave (9:00am - 11:00am)

 Decode the Tree Code

Registration Closed


Roseway @ Ira’s Deli, 7215 NE Prescott St (9:30am – 11:30am)

Roseway Tree Walk

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St John’s @ Pier Park, N Lombard Ave & Bruce St (8:30am – 12:00pm)

Street Tree Pruning Workshop

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Hillsdale @ St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 3228 SW Sunset Blvd (9:00am – 11:00am)

Tree History of Hillsdale

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King-Sabin & Green King @ Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, 4815 NE 7th Ave (8:30am - 12:00pm)

Street Tree Pruning Workshop

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Alameda & Beaumont-Wilshire @ Wilshire United Methodist NAF, 3917 NE Shaver St. (8:30am - 12pm)

Street Tree Pruning Workshop

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Humboldt @ UNITE Oregon, N Killingsworth & Borthwick (9:00am – 11:00am)

Tree History of Humboldt

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Rose City Park @ Location TBD (9:00am - 11:00am)

Tree Walk - Spring Smells and Textures

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Kerns @ The Zipper, 2705 NE Sandy Blvd (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

 Tree History in Kerns

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Neighborhood Tree Stewards Workshop @ Water Pollution Control Lab near Cathedral Park (9:00am - 12:30pm)

Oregon Forest Pest Detector Certification

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

Join us for a day of celebration!

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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.