Pop-up Arboreta showcases the treasured trees of neighborhood parks through a month-long installation of interactive and informative signs. Each month, from May through September, four parks will be transformed into an arboretum full of educational, enjoyable, immersive experiences.
Pop-up Arboreta Maps for September 2021
- Ed Benedict Park
- Powell Park
- Lillis Albina Park
- Hillside Park
Pop-up Arboreta Schedule for 2021
|April Hill Park||Buckman Field||Colonel Summers Park||Albert Kelly Park||Lillis Albina Park|
|Chimney Park||Elizabeth Carathurs Park||Gateway Discovery Park||Brentwood City Park||Ed Benedict Park|
|Kenilworth Park||Glenhaven Park||Johnson Creek Park||Knott City Park||Hillside Park|
|Lincoln City Park||Peninsula Park||Alberta Park||Woodlawn Park||Powell Park|
Download a tree journal and scavenger hunts for a variety of ages and audiences. Check out some of the 2020 arboreta visitors!
Seek out six common trees in Portland to learn about. Great for students in pre-school through elementary.
Tree Scavenger Hunt
Complete short challenges, activities, and trivia to get you interacting with our urban trees. Three levels are available:
Submit a photo of your activity by September 30, 2021, and we’ll mail you your prize!
Do you love visiting your local park? Our arboreta installations need a neighbor nearby to keep an eye on them. Volunteers would visit the park weekly, check installed signs and report to program manager any maintenance needs, as well as provide community outreach assistance for their adopted arboretum.
Interested volunteers will work with the program coordinator to match them with a park.
Time commitment: 4-8 weeks, up to 2-4 hours weekly
Design a Pop-up Arboretum
Share your favorite tree finds with neighbors and friends this summer by getting a Pop-up Arboretum installed! If your Tree Team is interested in having a Pop-up Arboretum in your local park, please complete an application. For graduates of the Neighborhood Tree Stewards program.
Time commitment: Flexible, 5-10 hours
Arboreta Activity Creator
Are you a creative thinker who has been looking for a way to stay engaged with your tree community? Writing a story narrative as you visit a park could be more your style, or designing a coloring book of the trees you see - however you engage with your urban forest, share it with your neighbors!
Time commitment: Flexible, dependent on project.
Identify and learn about 25,000 mapped park trees! Take a self-guided tour using your phone, or sort and filter the data to find the biggest and best trees in Portland's parks.