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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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Registration open for Tree Stewardship Gathering on Arbor Day

Calling all Tree Teams and Neighborhood Tree Stewards

Join us on Arbor Day for a for a morning of inspiration, connection, ideas, and fun! All presented by your fellow volunteers!

Saturday April 22, 2017   |   10 am – 12:30 pm
Mt Scott Community Center Auditorium, 5530 SE 72nd Ave, Portland, OR 97206
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10:00 – 10:15 am  Registration, Brag and Swag, Collaboration Mapping

  • Bring an item to show off at our brag and swag table: event photos, favorite outreach flyers, team swag, etc. Each participant will get to vote for their favorite and the two with the most votes receive gift cards for $50 to spend on their next volunteer meeting!
  • Collaboration Mapping! Want to find a group or partner to collaborate with? Add your name and topic to the map on the wall and we’ll get you connected! 

10:15 – 11:00  Success Stories

  • Planting Projects (15 minutes)
    • Roseway Tree Team, Catherine Clark
    • Sylvan Neighborhood Tree Steward, Bryan Burch
  • Re-Leaf: Tree Removal and Replacement (15 minutes)
    • Albina Neighborhood Tree Team, Heather Wheeler
    • King-Sabin Tree Team, Julie Fukuda
  • Outreach and Education (15 minutes)
    • Revitalizing a dormant team and pruning block by block, Kyle Janus, St Johns Tree Team
    • Education and outreach, Laurelhurst Tree Team, Bruce Richards

11:05-11:15  Tree-via Challenge

  • Ruth Williams, Woodstock Tree Team

11:15-11:25  Break and vote at the swag and brag table

11:25-noon  Project Idea Powerhouse

  • Group identifies top issues or projects for discussion
  • Move to tables for discussion with facilitators
    • Ginger Edwards, Arbor Lodge Tree Team
    • Bruce Richard, Laurelhurst Tree Team
    • Barbara Wharton, Concordia Team
    • Ruth Williams, Woodstock Tree Team
  • Two-minute project pitch contest!

Noon – 12:30  Lunch Connections

  • Continue connecting at themed tables over lunch from Tierra del Sol and Sisters Fusion
  • Follow the squirrel and join us afterwards at the Arbor Day Ceremony at 1:00 pm

Please contact Angie DiSalvo at or call 503-823-4484.