Flowering Tree Walk

Classes and Activities
Spring has sprung, buds are bursting, and trees throughout Portland are coating the City in fragrant flowers! Register to join us on a Flowering Tree Walk this April.
Flowering cherry trees on a Portland street.
4:30 pm 5:30 pm

Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

Meet at the north entrance of the park near the Steel Bridge.

Register Online

A pink flowering magnolia street tree.
Flowering magnolia tree, photo by Kaylin Dugle.

Join PP&R Urban Forestry for a stroll along the waterfront, learning about the flowering trees of Portland and how to protect them for future generations to enjoy.

We will talk about spring smells and textures and learn how we can interact with trees on many sensory levels.

Tree lovers of all knowledge levels are encouraged to attend!

Limited to ten participants.

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

Practice your tree identification!

A dogwood tree flower blooming.
Flowering dogwood, photo by Dan Gleason.

No prior experience required!

Although books and online resources are useful tools for identifying trees, the best and most memorable way to learn about trees is by seeing them up close and in person.

A tree walk lets you not only see trees but also learn about them through touch and smell.

Learn more about Tree Identification for Portlanders. 

Not able to join in-person?

Check out Urban Forestry's Flowering Tree Map and go on a tree walk in your neighborhood!

A flowering magnolia tree with an amateur climber.
A flowering magnolia tree containing an amateur tree climber, photo by Jen Peck.

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

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/tr… 


Park Location or Entrance
Naito Parkway between SW Harrison Street and NW Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97204