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Seedling Weeding at Irving Park Nature Patch

Volunteer Event
Join PP&R Urban Forestry to help care for the Nature Patch at Irving Park.

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Thursday, August 26, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Irving Park.
Meet near the basketball courts in the northwest corner of the park.


Irving Park Nature Patch

A maple seedling sprouting surrounded by rocks, leaf litter, and other plant growth.

This installation of native species is the largest in Portland Parks and a growing treasure for the community.

Learn more about Nature Patches

An important part of caring for these natural spaces as they grow is to keep the habitat free from encroaching invasive plants. The Irving Park Nature Patch is beginning to see the results of seeds from nearby trees.

Bring yourself and a water bottle and help us remove these sprouts before they establish strong roots!


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