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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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Selecting and Promoting Diverse Tree Species

by Matthew Downs, Urban Forestry Tree Plan Coordinator and AmeriCorps Member

Quercus myrsinifolia

Quercus myrsinifolia

We city-dwellers place a high value on our urban forest. Trees provide innumerable aesthetic and ecological benefits that a concrete jungle simply can’t. Join us for Selecting and Promoting Diverse Tree Species, a tree walk and presentation highlighting the benefits of diversity as protection against pests and pathogens, as well as information on how and where to pick the right tree for your planting site.

This workshop is hosted by the Mt. Tabor and North Tabor Tree Teams, in partnership with Friends of Trees, Bureau of Environmental Services, and Urban Forestry.

When:     Saturday, June 4, 2016, 10:00am- noon (rain or shine)

Where: Western Seminary, Bueermann Hall, Room 101, 5511 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215


Halesia fruit

Halesia sp., also known as Silverbell


9:45 - 10:00 am: Registration and coffee, tea

10:00 – 10:30 am: Presentations from Friends of Trees and Bureau of Environmental Services

10:30 – 11:30 am: Tree Walk with Jim Gersbach of Urban Forestry

11:30 – noon: Individual tree help. Get your questions answered!


Matthew Downs at Portland Parks & Recreation, Urban Forestry, 503-334-0348