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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


Winter Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Please register for details!

Saturday, January 23 2021, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Summary

Do you have a fruit tree at home but you're not sure how to care for it?

Category

Event Types > Community Events

Description

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 ufvolunteers@portlandoregon.gov 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 - www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/trees