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Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

Pruning Workshop with the Hillsdale Tree Team

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

Join Urban Forestry and the Hillsdale Tree Team
for a pruning workshop and work party!

When: 8:45 am - 12:00 pm, April 29, 2017
Where:  Rieke Elementary School | 1405 SW Vermont St.

Click here to register!

Agenda:
8:45 – 9:00 am – Sign-in, coffee & snacks
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 and the Hillsdale Tree Team are partnering to offer this street tree pruning workshop to care for young street trees in the neighborhood. The Hillsdale Tree Team is in their first year of tree stewardship, and this is their first pruning workshop in the neighborhood.  In Hillsdale, small trees between 0" and 6” dbh (diameter at breast height) account for 37.9% of the street trees. Clearly, there is a high need to care for these young, small trees as they mature and grow. One important aspect of tree maintenance is structural pruning.

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 April 29th at Rieke Elementary School, near the main parking lot! 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
Mason.Wordell@PortlandOregon.gov
(503) 201-3133

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