Portland Arbor Day

Arbor Day 2022
Portland has been celebrating Arbor Day since 1889 - bringing communities together to recognize the importance and value of trees. The trees of our city provide essential services - making a healthier and more equitable place to live for all Portlanders.
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Portland Arbor Day 2022

Glenwood Park

8735 SE Glenwood St., Portland, OR 97266

Saturday, October 29, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Join us this fall for the annual Arbor Day celebration! This year we’ll be celebrating at Glenwood Park.

The celebration starts at 10:00 am with the Bill Naito Community Trees Award and other announcements beginning at 10:30 am.

Child throws bean bag to river game

Have fun while learning about Portland’s community of tree-lovers in the Partner Grove.

  • Explore the world of trees with play
  • Meet our neighbors who care for our community’s trees

Kick off planting season with other volunteers by planting trees in the park.

  • Help plant one of the 10 PNW native trees, such as the Willamette Valley Ponderosa Pine or our state tree the Douglas-fir.
Volunteers planting a new douglas-fir tree.
two women pull away overgrown grass from the base of a tree.

Provide care and love to the trees already calling Glenwood Park home.

  • Glenwood Park has over 100 trees both tall and small.
  • The life of an urban tree isn’t easy, but we can help make it better!

Take action – bring home a tree to plant in your yard, or sign up for one of our upcoming planting events this winter!

  • This fall we’re giving away 2,000 trees – sign up for your free tree and choose the right tree for your yard. 
A man pushes a wheelbarrow with two trees and a child inside.
A young adult poses for a photograph with two youth who visited her Arbor Day face painting station.

Show off your style by wearing your best tree-themed or spooky outfit.

  • Do you have a shirt with leaves and cones, overalls covered in acorns, or other fashionable foliage to wear?
  • Dress up for the tree theme or show off your best spooky attire!

Volunteer at Arbor Day

The life of an urban tree is not easy! Healthy trees that live to their full lifespan are the best trees for our community well-being. The 30-45 minutes you take to plant a tree will affect the rest of its life, and by providing additional tender care to middle and older aged trees we can give them their best chance at full maturity!

Tree Care - Help existing park trees to improve their quality of life. Work includes light pruning, weeding, and mulching.

Tree Planting - Plant trees at the park, following proper planting techniques helps ensure a healthy tree. Work includes digging in urban soils, preparing tree rootball, mulching, staking, and watering.

Are you a volunteer with Urban Forestry interested in helping at this event? Learn about event support volunteer opportunities online.

Share with Your Community!

Thank you for helping spread the word about Arbor Day 2022! We’re excited to bring the magic of Arbor Day to Glenwood Park and appreciate your help in making it a success.

Ways to help make this season a success

  • Include information in digital newsletters and emails
  • Post on social media
  • Request print fliers to distribute to your community or have at your organization
Suggested Copy

"Celebrate Arbor Day at Glenwood Park! Plant and care for trees with many more family fun activities. Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10am portland.gov/parks/arbor"

"Hang with me at the Partner Grove this Arbor Day at Glenwood Park! <Organization name> will be there on October 29 portland.gov/parks/arbor"

"Let's plant trees at Arbor Day! Join me at Glenwood Park on 11/29/22 to plant 10 PNW native trees with neighbors and friends. Learn more: portland.gov/parks/arbor"

Social Media 

Facebook - Urban Forestry - Portland Parks & Recreation

Twitter - @urban_forestry

Instagram - @portlandparks

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Portland Celebrates Arbor Day in October

Due to our changing climate, Portland’s hot dry summers have made it more difficult for trees planted in April to succeed. By moving Arbor Day to October, we can plant new trees and take advantage of our nice wet winter months to help them get established. We are excited about this change and to provide an opportunity to work with Portlanders to plant new trees and give them the best opportunity to thrive.

Learn about the Bill Naito Award

Learn about trees and the urban forest

Learn about Arbor Day

Volunteer for the Environment

Learn more about local organizations you can be involved with to help further the reach to our community. 

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About Portland Parks & Recreation UrbanForestry

Close-up image of the cone of a Douglas-fir tree.

The mission of PP&R’s Urban Forestry (UF) division is to manage and care for Portland's tree infrastructure in the City for current and future generations. Portland’s urban forest consists of 220,000 street trees, 1.2 million park trees, and innumerable private property trees. The Urban Forestry division is involved in managing or regulating these trees. UF created and implements the City of Portland's Urban Forest Management Plan, fosters community tree awareness and stewardship, develops tree policies and programs, monitors and assesses Portland’s urban forest, and issues permits for planting, pruning, and removal of public and some private trees. During extreme weather at all times of the year, UF crews respond to tree emergencies to keep you safe and the City moving.

For more information on Urban Forestry at portland.gov/trees.


Clare Carney

Outreach and Stewardship Coordinator


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