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Sharp Tools, Clean Cuts

Volunteer Event
Learn how to keep your hand pruners and loppers sharp and ready to make clean cuts this tree pruning season!
three hand pruners on a wooden background
9:00 am 12:00 pm

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Where: East Delta Park, Urban Forestry Headquarters (10910 N Denver Ave, Portland, OR 97217)

When: Saturday, January 22, 2022. 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.

What to bring: Any of your personal hand pruners or loppers - we will not be doing any work with saws or other serrated blades.

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

If you have not yet completed one this year (from attending a previous event), please complete a volunteer application (en español).

It is required that you wear your mask when nearby other volunteers and staff (we will have plenty of extras available).

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 nearly 3 million 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 at