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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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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.

Winter Fruit Tree Pruning

Urban Forestry Headquarters at Delta Park - 10910 N. Denver Ave. Portland, OR 97217

Tuesday, February 13 2018, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM




Tree Pruning


Event Types > Community Events


Are you interested in learning how to prune fruit trees? Urban Forestry planted a demonstration orchard outside of our North Portland office in 2010. The orchard includes 55 diverse fruit and nut trees, from the traditional apples, pears, and cherries to paw paws, persimmons, jujubes, mulberries, and medlars. These young trees are now ready for their winter pruning. Volunteer groups will be guided by an ISA Certified Arborist and Urban Forestry staff. You will learn the difference between the types of fruit tree pruning - such as open vase and central leader. This is a great opportunity for beginners or a chance to sharpen your skills.

When: Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 | 9:00 A.M. ‐ 12:00 P.M.
Where: Urban Forestry Headquarters at Delta Park | 10910 N. Denver Ave. Portland, OR 97217

Parking: Feel free to park in the UF parking lot, which is a gravel lot. Alternatively, you can find parking in Delta Park just outside of the entrance gate to the Urban Forestry offices. Please do not park in reserved spaces in front of the Delta Park Sports office.
The Orchard: Find us in the orchard around the back of the house. You will see signs to lead you there.

Advanced registration is required and limited to 20 volunteers. We recommend long pants and long sleeves, sturdy shoes and rain gear. Instruction, tools, gloves, coffee, water and snacks will be provided.


Register Here! 

Patrick R Key
Portland Parks & Recreation | Urban Forestry
Tel: 503-201-3133

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Most Saturdays from January through June, Urban Forestry hosts community workshops on a wide variety of tree topics. Workshops are organized by neighborhood Tree Teams or Tree Stewards and are located throughout the city. Although they often focus on local community concerns, all workshops are open to the public. Tree lovers with all levels of knowledge are welcome to participate. We hope you can join us!

View the Urban Forestry Events Calendar to see upcoming workshops and to register.

Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry's mission is to manage and ensure Portland's urban forest infrastructure for current and future generations. Portland’s urban forest consists of 236,000 street trees, 1.2 million park trees, and innumerable private property trees. Urban Forestry is involved in managing or regulating all of these trees to differing degrees. Urban Forestry staff issue permits for planting, pruning, and removal of all public and some private trees and are on call 24/7 to respond to tree emergencies.