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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

Event

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.

Register Here: https://tinyurl.com/ChimneyPlanting

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.

Register Here: https://tinyurl.com/LLVolTraining

February 10, 2018
Saturday, 10:00 – 12:00

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.

Register Here: https://tinyurl.com/2018Evergreens

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.

Register Here: https://tinyurl.com/2018FruitPruning

February 24, 2018
Saturday, 9:00 am – 12:00

Location TBD

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.

Register Here: https://tinyurl.com/DecodeFeb

March 3, 2018
Saturday, 10 am – noon

Location TBD

Trees 101
New to Portland? Get an introduction to our common trees, tree resources, and learn how to get involved with our urban forest.

Register Here: https://tinyurl.com/2018Trees101

March 10, 2018
Saturday, 10:00 – noon

Location TBD

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.

Register Here: https://tinyurl.com/2018TreeWalkTraining

March 17, 2018
Saturday, 9:00 – noon

Woodlawn Neighborhood

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.

Register Here: https://tinyurl.com/2018WoodlawnPrune

March 24, 2018
Saturday, 10 am – noon

Location TBD

Trees 101
New to Portland? Get an introduction to our common trees, tree resources, and learn how to get involved with our urban forest.

Register Here: https://tinyurl.com/18Trees101

March 31, 2018
Saturday, 9:00 – 12:00

Rose City Park Neighborhood

Tree Walk: Tree History in Rose City Park  
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: https://tinyurl.com/2018RCPhistory

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, bucket truck rides, and tree awards! 

More information at: www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/arbor


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

Description

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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