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Columbia Park Tree Walk

Classes and Activities
Join us on a leisurely walk around Columbia Park and the surrounding neighborhood.
10:00 am 11:30 am

What: Join Urban Forestry on a walk through Columbia Park where we will practice tree identification and learn some fun facts about the trees of the park. 

When: May 13, 2023, from 10:00 am - 11:30 am.

Where: Columbia Park 

Meeting location: Columbia Cottage (4339 N. Lombard St., Portland, OR 97203)

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Practice Your Tree Identification

Tree Inventory Project volunteers using a guide to identify a tree.

No prior experience required!

Although books and online resources are useful tools for identifying trees, the best and most memorable way to learn about trees is by seeing them up close and in person.

A tree walk lets you not only see trees but also learn about them through touch and smell.

Learn more about Tree Identification for Portlanders. 

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 -