Portland has been celebrating Arbor Day since 1889 - bringing communities together to recognize the importance and value of trees. The trees of our city provide essential services - making a healthier and more equitable place to live for all Portlanders.
Due to our changing climate, Portland’s hot dry summers have made it more difficult for trees planted in April to succeed. By moving Arbor Day to October, we can plant new trees and take advantage of our nice wet winter months to help them get established.
Saturday, October 29, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
8735 SE Glenwood St., Portland, OR 97266
Have fun while learning about Portland’s community of tree-lovers in the Partner Grove.
Kick off planting season with other volunteers by planting trees in the park.
Provide care and love to the trees already calling Glenwood Park home.
Take action – bring home a tree to plant in your yard, or sign up for one of our upcoming planting events this winter!
Show off your style by wearing your best tree-themed or spooky outfit.
Give Back to the Trees
The life of an urban tree is not easy! Healthy trees that live to their full lifespan are the best trees for our community well-being. The 30-45 minutes you take to plant a tree will affect the rest of its life, and by providing additional tender care to middle and older aged trees we can give them their best chance at full maturity!
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.
Share with Your Community!
Thank you for helping spread the word about Arbor Day 2022! We’re excited to bring the magic of Arbor Day to Glenwood Park and appreciate your help in making it a success.
Ways to help make this season a success
- Include information in digital newsletters and emails
- Post on social media
- Request print fliers to distribute to your community or have at your organization
"Celebrate Arbor Day at Glenwood Park! Plant and care for trees with many more family fun activities. Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10am portland.gov/parks/arbor"
"Hang with me at the Partner Grove this Arbor Day at Glenwood Park! <Organization name> will be there on October 29 portland.gov/parks/arbor"
"Let's plant trees at Arbor Day! Join me at Glenwood Park on 11/29/22 to plant 10 PNW native trees with neighbors and friends. Learn more: portland.gov/parks/arbor"
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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.