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The City of Portland, Oregon

Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Urban Forestry Calendar

This calendar lists all of the events hosted by Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry including; Urban Forest Workshops, Neighborhood Tree Steward events, Tree Inventory Project events, and Arbor Day events.

Neighborhood Tree Steward Class 7

Harrison Park Elementary School, 2225 SE 87th Ave, Portland OR 97216

Saturday, November 18 2017, 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM


Learn how to care for, protect and support our urban forest. Over the course of this seven- session program, you will gain the tools, skills and knowledge to "speak for the trees."


Event Types > Training & Education > Seminar/Workshop/Class


Check out our website for full class schedule (you must attend all classes) and program details:

NTS workshop

Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry is proud to present the 2017 Neighborhood Tree Steward Program. The cost of the entire course is only $25 (scholarships are available). This seven session course will provide an overview of: tree biology, tree identification, tree pruning and maintenance, proper planting technique, ecosystem services, pests and pathogens of the urban forest, and urban forest management and policy.

No previous experience is needed to become a Neighborhood Tree Steward (NTS), but you do need a passion for trees, a desire to learn, and the commitment to help. If you do have some experience with trees, this course will deepen your base of knowledge and provide opportunities for leadership in your community.

Service is a vital component of the NTS program and Tree Stewards are asked to volunteer with tree related community projects after graduation.

Questions? Contact NTS Program Coordinator, Nik Desai at or 503-823-4441.