Urban Orchard Care

Volunteer Event
Fruit trees need regular care to be productive and harvestable. Learn which fruit trees need care this time of year and practice with neighbors at the Delta Park Orchard.
Apple trees growing on a branch.
9:00 am 1:00 pm

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Where: East Delta Park, Urban Forestry Headquarters (10910 N Denver Ave, Portland, OR 97217) Full directions will be provided to registered attendees.

When: Saturday, August 27, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. 

Delta Park Orchard

Two volunteers holding loppers make silly faces while pruning fruit trees.

Urban Forestry planted a demonstration orchard outside of our North Portland office in 2010. The orchard includes 55 diverse fruit and nut trees, from the traditional apples, pears, and cherries to paw paws, persimmons, jujubes, mulberries, and medlars. 

Check out all the orchard trees

Learn the difference between the types of fruit tree pruning - such as open vase and central leader, discover new species that thrive in Portland, and take a taste of a few early ripening fruit!

All tools and materials needed will be provided on-site.

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