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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Workshops with Urban Forestry

  • Pruning Workshops Arborist take pruning workshop participants out to prune young street trees

  • 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 and Classes

Urban Forestry hosts community workshops on a wide variety of tree topics. Our workshops are a great place to build on your existing tree knowledge and skills or to take your first steps into the world of tree care and urban forestry stewardship.

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Workshop information such a time and location will be available on our Events Calendar. Sign up for Urban Forestry's e-newsletter, TreeBark, to receive updates straight to your inbox!   


Tree Team and Steward Resources

Portland is very fortunate to have many passionate community members who care for their neighborhood trees. As well as providing scheduled workshops, Urban Forestry is available to assist Tree Teams and Stewards with their own tree care projects and events. 

Urban Forestry also has additional opportunities and resources available for our Tree Teams, volunteers, and stewards. Listed below are additional stewardship opportunities. 

Stewardship Opportunity 

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Interpretive Tree Walks

Hosting a Tree Walk in your neighborhood or in your favorite park is a great way to introduce new people to your neighborhood trees. Urban Forestry staff can provide resources for how to organize your walk, help you pick trees, and create talking points. Urban Forestry can help promote your walk and create a registration page for people to sign up to walk and learn with you. 

Tree Team Projects

Got an idea or need help thinking of an idea for your next Tree Team project? Connect with Urban Forestry staff help to learn about potential opportunities like tree plantings, tree giveaways, pop-up arboreta, local tree care projects, community outreach, and more. 

New Tree Team Development

Get help starting a Tree Team in your neighborhood. Connect with Urban Forestry to discuss how to make plans and goals for your new team and learn what resources are available for local tree care projects. 

Outreach and Tabling Materials 

Get access to Urban Forestry outreach materials to help teach new people about trees. Urban Forestry can provide tree care brochures, planting lists, and information about local tree care and how people can get connected with their community trees.

Portland Pruners Program

Once you have completed the Portland Pruners Program (PPP) orientation training, experienced pruners can organize small pruning workshops in their own neighborhoods. Urban Forestry will provide you and your team with the materials and tools you need to connect with your community and prune young street trees.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are looking for more ways to get involved or are working to get volunteer hours, Urban Forestry will have many opportunities to volunteer with us. These opportunities include helping with Yard Tree Giveaways, Arbor Day, tabling at community events, assisting with workshops, and more. 

To learn more about these resources, contact Urban Forestry: UFvolunteers@portlandoregon.gov 

Urban Forestry Blog View all »

  1. Feb 3

  2. Nov 5

    Announcing the 2019 Golden DBH Tape Award Winners!

    These two volunteers made extraordinary contributions to the Tree Inventory Project this year

  3. Jun 10

  4. Nov 2

    2018 Golden DBH Award Winner

    Urban Forestry recognizes Denise Magnus for her dedication to the Park Tree Inventory.

  5. Aug 28