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Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Event: Winter Fruit Tree Pruning Webinar

For a home orchard to thrive, it is important to care for fruit trees in a different way than you would other trees. Much of the tool knowledge and skills are similar to that of the structural pruning we perform on young urban trees, however the objectives of the pruning are quite different.

Participants in this workshop will learn to address what their objectives are in pruning fruit trees, to evaluate a tree and determine what method to use for reducing bud load, and what their target goal of bud count should be and with that establish prescription.

This workshop is held in two parts:
- An open, on-line webinar on January 21 @2pm: REGISTER HERE 
- A limited attendance workday on Saturday January 23 @9am: REGISTER HERE

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 2:00 pm, please note that email will not be checked during the scheduled program time.

Fruit Tree Pruning


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 -