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Portland Parks & Recreation

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Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Urban Forestry Calendar

Ask an Arborist - Tree Planting

Online Via Zoom

Wednesday, September 16 2020, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM


Ask an arborist your questions about planting trees this season.


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An arborist is a professional who specializes in the care, management, and study of trees. Portland's Urban Forestry Division has more than 40 certified arborists, each with specialized expertise to bring the best to our city. Each Ask an Arborist session will focus on an urban forestry topic and will be joined by one of our expert arborists to answer your questions.

As we get ready to kick off tree planting season in the PNW, September's Ask an Arborist will be joined by Community Tree Planting Coordinator Molly Wilson. Molly runs our Yard Tree Giveaway program and the Learning Landscapes program - planting trees with schools and communities across Portland. We will talk about tree planning and planting, what to look for at a nursery to select a great tree, and any questions you might have about planting a tree this season!


Please pre-register, an invitation to join the webinar will be sent to registered attendees beforehand with the link to join the webinar. The workshop will begin promptly at 12:00 pm. Please note that email will not be checked during the scheduled program time.

Tree Planting

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.

For more information on Urban Forestry, please visit