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Meet the Portland Fruit Tree Project

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An introduction to Portland Fruit Tree Project and an overview of engagement opportunities for volunteers.

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A man uses a pole saw to prune a fruit tree.

Planting trees that produce fruits or nuts we can eat are a popular option - but without proper care can become a hazardous burden.

  • Unpicked fruit weighs down branches until they break - creating an open wound and poor structure.
  • Rotting fruit on sidewalks attracts unwanted insects and wildlife. 
  • Large nuts and seeds become tripping hazards to pedestrians. 
  • Low-growing fruit trees in the right-of-way plantings strip become visual barriers for vehicles and pedstrians.

Urban fruit trees need active care and proper maintenance. Taking care of our City's fruit trees is part of creating a healthy urban forest. 

Join us virtually on Tuesday, May 4, 7 pm - 8 pm to learn more about the Portland Fruit Tree Project and how you can care for urban fruit trees this summer!


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.portland.gov/trees