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Arbor Day Crew Leader Training

Volunteer Event
Portland Arbor Day is right around the corner! Trained Crew Leaders are needed to support tree planting and care projects in the park.
Arbor Day 2022
12:00 pm 3:30 pm

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Gates Park (4436 SE 136th Ave, Portland, OR 97236)

Saturday, October 22, 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm.


We will review roles and expectations for Crew Leaders on Arbor Day 2022. Following a general volunteer review, participants will divide for role-specific training for either Tree Care or Tree Planting.

Tree Care - Help existing park trees to improve their quality of life. Work includes light pruning, weeding, and mulching.

Tree Planting - Plant trees at the park, following proper planting techniques helps ensure a healthy tree. Work includes digging in urban soils, preparing tree rootball, mulching, staking, and watering.

Learn more about Arbor Day


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.