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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

About Learning Landscapes

Support from Portland Parks & Recreation

PP&R staff members are available to:

  • Help design the planting plan
  • Provide trees, tools, and planting support staff/volunteers on the planting day
  • Provide two years of summer watering and establishment care for the newly planted trees
  • Help secure supplies for long-term establishment of the newly planted trees

Leadership from the school

In order to plan a new Learning Landscape, the interested school needs to provide:

  • A main contact - A parent/staff/volunteer to help coordinate the tree planting and be responsible for the continued maintenance of the trees
  • Community support - A group of 5-10 dedicated volunteers to be present on the planting day and assist with periodic weeding and mulching throughout the first two summers
  • Student participation in the tree planting
  • Help developing a tree map for school and community use

See photos of Learning Landscapes at our Flickr page, and sign up for our Tree Bark newsletter for updates on Learning Landscape tours, maps and tree descriptions. Get inspired to build your own Learning Landscape with Learning Landscapes Tree Planting Typology and Best Practices by Michelle Mathis below.

Typology for Design                  Draft Designs for 4 schools

Contact Information

Gina Dake, Urban Forestry, Education & Outreach, Portland Parks & Recreation Gina.Dake@PortlandOregon.gov 503-823-1650