By Mason Wordell, Urban Forestry Tree Plan Coordinator and AmeriCorps Member
Join Urban Forestry and the Arbor Lodge Tree Team
for a pruning workshop and work party!
8:45 – 9:00 am – Sign-in, coffee, and snacks
9:00 – 9:30 am – Pruning Demonstration
9:30 – 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 Arbor Lodge Tree Team are partnering to offer this street tree pruning workshop to care for young street trees in the neighborhood. The Arbor Lodge Tree Team is a well established tree team and has held two pruning events in the past – this event is an extension of these efforts. In Arbor Lodge, small trees between 0" and 6” DBH (diameter at breast height) account for 53% 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 May 13, at Arbor Lodge Park, at the west baseball diamond! We will be out rain or shine - we recommend long pants and long sleeves, sturdy shoes and a rain/sun hat 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, please contact:
Mason Wordell, Tree Plan Coordinator and AmeriCorps member
Certified Arborists can receive three hours of ISA CEUs for participating and leading small groups. Contact Mason for details!