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St. Johns Tree Team Sets out to Prune Their Community Trees!

By Mason Wordell, Urban Forestry Tree Plan Coordinator and AmeriCorps Member

Join Urban Forestry and the St. Johns Tree Team for a
pruning workshop and work party!

When: 8:45 am - 12:00 pm March 4th, 2017
Where: Pier Park | Intersection of N Lombard and N Bruce Ave.

Parking & Transportation: There is a parking lot along N Lombard, in between Bruce Ave and Commando Ave. The 75 TriMet bus has a bus station in the parking lot.

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8:45 – 9:00 am – Sign-in, coffee & bagels
9:00 – 9:45 am – Pruning Demonstration
10:00 – 11:45 am – Pruning neighborhood trees in small groups
11:45 – 12:00 pm – Return and wrap up.

Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry and the St. Johns Tree Team are partnering to offer this street tree pruning workshop to improve the tree health and walkability in the area.  Pruning is an important part of tree care and maintenance, and everyone is welcome to participate in this workshop to learn more about how they can actively care for their trees.  Knowing when to prune and what to look for can help you make successful cuts that will help cultivate beautiful, structurally sound, and long living trees.  Read our previous blog post to learn more about pruning! View the City’s official pruning standards.

Interested in learning more about where we will be pruning? Pier Park has a fascinating history embedded within the trees. Listen to this podcast to learn about the Doulas-fir trees and their role in “Bloody Wednesday” on July 11th, 1934.

Please join us on March 4th for our pruning work party! We will be out rain or shine! We recommend long pants and long sleeves, sturdy shoes and a rain/sunhat and bring a backpack, rain gear and water bottle. Instruction, tools, gloves, coffee, water and snacks will be provided.

For more information, or if you have something you want to talk about, contact:
Mason Wordell
Tree Plan Coordinator and AmeriCorps member
(503) 201-3133

Want to learn more about the St. Johns Tree Team? Contact!

Certified Arborists can receive 3 hours of ISA CEUs for participating and leading small groups.
Contact Mason for details!