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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.

Street tree maintenance in the City of Portland is the responsibility of the adjacent property owner, but many do not know this, and young street trees struggle to make it to maturity without aid. Tough Trees Bootcamp is designed to keep the trees of our community strong while also strengthening the bonds of our community and those who care for trees.

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

Tree Caregivers

NTS Tree Pruning

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