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Tough Trees Bootcamp - Hazelwood

Volunteer Event

Portland’s trees work hard, but our volunteers work even harder! Join your neighbors outdoors this spring, working on the body mechanics that keep tree caregivers strong and applying these skills to our community’s trees.

Staking a newly planted tree.

Just as our trees need regular care, we need to remember to take care of ourselves. Join your neighbors outdoors this spring, working on the body mechanics that keep tree caregivers strong and applying these skills to our community’s trees.

If you use stakes or other materials to stabilize a tree at planting, be sure to remove them around a year after planting. Experiencing the stress of wind and other environmental conditions creates reaction wood – building healthy trees with a strong taper.

Location is in Hazelwood Neighborhood, meeting address will be shared after registration. 

Not able to make this one? The next Tough Trees Bootcamp will be in Southeast Portland


Volunteer Roles

Pruning Preparers

Volunteer evaluating trees.

Get your steps in with a purpose! Walk over 1 mile to canvass selected streets to evaluate trees in need of care and report collected information to project manager. Volunteers will receive materials to notify the tree’s owner of the community care project prior to the event day. Time commitment: 1-3 hours, flexible dates (1/29 – 2/2)

Register Online

Volunteers should have attended an introductory tree pruning training with Portland Urban Forestry or similar program.

Following registration, volunteers will receive project location, instructional training, and all materials to complete assessment and outreach project. Data to be collected for trees includes location, DBH, and pruning goals to be achieved. 

Tree Caregivers

Daniel carries away tree debris.

Learn the body mechanics that keep our arborists limber as a pine. Planting, pruning, and caring for trees can be tough on our bodies, but there are techniques to best use your strength and stay safe. Participants will put these new skills to use by providing mulch and pruning to street trees, keeping ourselves and our community healthy. Time commitment: 1.5 hours, Saturday 2/6/21, 3 sections available.

Register Online

If you use stakes or other materials to stabilize a tree at planting, be sure to remove them around a year after planting. Experiencing the stress of wind and other environmental conditions creates reaction wood – building healthy trees with a strong taper.

Let's get out and:

  • Provide mulch to young street trees.
  • Give trees <10” DBH a first or second pruning.
  • Share our love of trees with neighbors!

Before registering or attending any in-person event, please visit our Workshops page to read about our Safe Stewardship Guidelines