Portland Arbor Day 2023

Community Event
Help us celebrate Portland Arbor Day 2023! Join us to welcome the fall season and to celebrate trees at McCoy Park on October 14, 2023.
10:00 am 1:30 pm
Banner announcing Arbor Day 2023

Portland Arbor Day History

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 that make a healthier and more equitable place to live for all Portlanders.

2023 Arbor Day (Free Event)

McCoy Park, N Trenton Street and Newman Avenue, Portland, OR 97203

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Yard Tree Giveaway 8:30 am-1:30 pm (Pre-register here)

Tree Planting Event 10:00 am-12:00 pm (Register here)

Arbor Day Celebration 11:30 am-1:30 pm 

Arbor Day Activities

Group next to newly planted tree

Kick Off Planting Season and Celebrate Trees.

  • Help plant one of 16 trees in McCoy Park to bring more shade, cleaner air, and tree diversity to the park.
  • Listen to the Arbor Day Proclamation and take a photo.
  • Celebrate this year's Bill Naito Community Trees Award winners.

Have Fun While Learning About Community Resources with Community Parnters.

Meet neighbors who care for our community’s trees in the New Columbia and Portsmouth communities. 

woman sitting at table
Children at Urban Forestry table at community event

Celebrate Trees and Fall with Art, Games, Food, and More!

  • Decorate tree necklaces and fun activity sheets.
  • Take home stickers, leaf art, and buttons to share with friends.
  • Enjoy music, food, and games. Fun for the whole family!

Take Action – Help Urban Forestry Give Away 2,000 Trees This Fall!

This Arbor Day we are collaborating with the Yard Tree Giveaway team to distribute over 100 free trees at this event. Be sure to sign up in advance to receive one! 

A man pushes a wheelbarrow with two trees and a child inside.
Person wearing tree crown

Show Off Your Style by Wearing Your Best Tree-Themed or Spooky Outfit.

  • Do you have a shirt with leaves and cones, overalls covered in acorns, or other fashionable foliage to wear?
  • Dress up for the tree theme or show off your best spooky attire!

Spread the Word about Arbor Day to Your Community!

We’re excited to bring the magic of Arbor Day to McCoy Park. We appreciate your help in making it a success.

Ways to Help Make Arbor Day a Success

  • Include information in digital newsletters and emails.
  • Post on social media.
  • Request print fliers to distribute to your community or to have at your organization.

Suggested Copy

"Celebrate Arbor Day at McCoy Park! Plant and care for trees with many more family fun activities. Saturday, October 14 from 10:00am–1:30pm. See details.

"Hang with me at the Partners Grove this Arbor Day at McCoy Park! <Organization name> will be there on October 14. Join us. Learn more

"Let's plant trees at Arbor Day! Join me at Arbor Day on October 14 to plant 16 trees with neighbors and friends. Learn more

Urban Forestry Social Media 

Facebook - Urban Forestry - Portland Parks & Recreation

Twitter - @urban_forestry

Instagram - @portlandparks

Images for Social Media

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2023 Arbor Day English social media card
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2023 Arbor Day Vietnamese Social Media Card
2023 Arbor Day Simple Chinese Social Media Card
2023 Arbor Day Russian Social Media Card

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.