Lunar New Year Tree Planting at Gates Park

Volunteer Event
Celebrate Lunar New Year with Urban Forestry by planting trees at Gates Park.
two adults and a child mulch a tree
10:00 am 1:00 pm

WHAT: Volunteer to help plant trees at Gates Park! Bring yourself, weather protection, and a water bottle! All tools and materials needed will be provided on-site.

WHERE: Gates Park (SE 136th Avenue and Holgate Blvd
Portland , OR 97236

WHEN: Saturday, February 10, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Join Urban Forestry and the Oregon Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (OCAPIA) for a Lunar New Year tree planting event and celebration at Gates Park.

Lunar New Year is celebrated on the first new moon of the lunar and lunisolar calendars by various Asian and Pacific Islander nations. In addition to planting trees, there will be short speeches from OCAPIA Commissioners Joselito Tanega and Sam Phan. After planting, there will be time to mix and mingle with other volunteers while enjoying some Lunar New Year treats, crafts, and games. This is a great event for the whole family.

Register here. 

For the comfort and safety of all participants, please leave your pets at home. 

Before attending any event: if you are not feeling well, have a temperature above 100.4ᵒ or receive a recommendation to self-isolate – please stay home.

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 220,000 street trees, 1.2 million park trees, and nearly 3 million 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 at