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Street Tree Pruning Work Party with the King-Sabin Tree Team

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

Join Urban Forestry, the King-Sabin Tree Team,
and Green King for a pruning workshop and work party!

When: 8:45 am - 12:00 pm, March 18, 2017
Where: Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods | 4815 NE 7th Ave. 

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8:45 – 9:00 am – Sign-in, coffee & bagels
9:00 – 9:30 am – Pruning Demonstration
9:30 – 11:45 am – Pruning neighborhood trees in small groups
11:45 – 12:00pm – Return and wrap up

Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry, the King-Sabin Tree Team, and Green King are partnering to offer this street tree pruning workshop to care for young street trees in the neighborhood. The King-Sabin Tree Team is in their second year of tree stewardship, and this is their second annual pruning workshop in the neighborhood.  Green King is a small group that aims to promote sustainable environmental practices in the King neighborhood. Currently, Green King is working to design new green areas in the King School Park.  They have been active in fundraising and developing a concept plan for the project. Their past successes include depaving part of the parking lot to create a bioswale at the King’s Farmer’s Market location, and restoring the courts of the King School Park for mixed used sports, such as Tennis and Futsal. The King-Sabin Tree Team and Green King have partnered together to provide support during the King School Park improvements and planting projects.

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 here.  

Meet us on March 18th at the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods! 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

To learn more about the King-Sabin Tree Team visit:

For more about Green King visit:

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