It’s more than roses! Join Urban Forestry Manager Angie DiSalvo for a tour of 100 years of tree plantings at Peninsula Park.
Meet at the gazebo in the center of the park.
More Than Roses!
In addition to our native trees, meet the conifers that produce the heaviest (up to 10 pounds!) and longest (up to two feet!) cones in the world, a new heritage tree, and the next generation of drought-tolerant evergreens.
We will talk about tree identification, volunteer opportunities, and help you discover a new favorite tree.
Limited to ten participants.
Practice your tree identification with the trees of Peninsula Park!
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.
Not able to join in-person? Check out theTrees of Peninsula Park Storymap!
Use this map to explore the park, its history, and its unique trees.
Peninsula Park is in the Piedmont Neighborhood of North Portland. Over the course of 2 workdays in June and July 2018, 60 volunteers inventoried 290 trees!
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.portland.gov/trees