Kick off Arbor Month by taking a ride high above the ground in an Urban Forestry bucket truck! Have you ever wanted to see the urban forest canopy through the eyes of a squirrel? Here's your chance. We will be offering free bucket truck rides in Chapman Square, SW 4th and Madison, from 11 am – 1 pm on Monday, April 1. Join us during your lunch break to learn about the urban forest and see the world from a different perspective. Children (over 48 inches) and adults are welcome to ride with a signed waiver. Rides offered for a limited time on a first come basis.
There are many opportunities to join in during our month-long celebration. Check out our schedule of events!
Arbor Month Events
- Apr 1 – A Squirrel's-Eye-View of Portland's Urban Forest
- Apr 2 – Portland's Urban Forest: Past, Present & Future
- Apr 3 – Ainsworth Linear Arboretum Workday
- Apr 4 – Magnolia Tree Walk
- Apr 5 – Beverly Cleary School Planting
- Apr 6 – Ainsworth Linear Arboretum Walk
- Apr 7 – Cottrell Woods Nature Walk
- Apr 9 – Tree Care Day
- Apr 10 – Stories of Oregon's History Told by Heritage Trees
- Apr 11 - Native Heritage, Native Trees - with Judy Bluehorse Skelton
- Apr 12 – Children's Arboretum Workday
- Apr 13 – Heritage Trees of Northwest Portland
- Apr 14 – Willamette Bluff Heritage Tree Bike Ride
- Apr 16 – Laurelhurst Tree Walk with Phyllis Reynolds
- Apr 19 – Mapping Trees in Portland's Pioneer Parks
- Apr 20 – Arbor Day Festival!
- Apr 21 – Heritage Trees of Sellwood
- Apr 22 – Gateway Green Tree Walk
- Apr 24 – Book Signing
- Apr 25 – Sitton School Planting
- Apr 25 – Trees Pay Us Back: Valuing the Benefits of Trees
- Apr 26 - Conifer Work Party at Hoyt Arboretum
- Apr 27 - Keys to Tree ID
- Apr 28 - Portland to Treephoria 30-mile Bike Ride
- Apr 29 - Tips & Tricks to Tree ID
- Apr 30 - Heritage Tree Dedication
Portland Parks & Recreation cares for 1.2 million trees in Portland’s parks and natural areas and oversees an additional 240,000 street trees throughout the city. The amount of Portland’s land covered by trees, known as the urban canopy, has increased by nearly 3% during the past nine years. This success is due to efforts undertaken by successful public-private partnerships including the Tree Stewardship Coalition, Portland Parks & Recreation, Friends of Trees and the Bureau of Environmental Services. Currently, 30% of Portland’s surface area is covered by the urban forest, with a goal of 33% per the 2004 Urban Forest Management Plan.