Elementree Care

Volunteer Event
Join PP&R Urban Forestry to prune, mulch, and provide care to the trees of Ventura Elementary School.
9:00 am 11:00 am

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

Neighborhood Tree Stewards provide pruning care to a tree.

Bring yourself, weather protection, and a water bottle!

Friday, July 9, 9:00 am - 11:00 am, Ventura Park Elementary School (145 SE 117th Ave, Portland, OR 97216).
Meet at the northeast corner of the school grounds, along SE 177th Ave.

Practice your pruning skills and help care for the trees enjoyed by the students and employees of the school.

Growing adjacent to the E Burnside MAX rail line isn't an easy life for a tree; heat from the roadway, compaction from all vehicles, and other conditions make this a tough spot to survive. 

Learn more about urban heat and what trees can do to help.

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