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Mt Tabor Park: Storm Recovery and Recycling

Winter storm damage caused trees to fall but, city agencies are finding creative ways to recycle and repurpose fallen trees.

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Celebrating Phyllis Reynolds

Celebrating Phyllis Reynolds's long career in finding and appreciating Oregon's heritage trees.

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Winter Tree Care Tips

All the information you need to help protect and care for your trees this winter.

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PP&R Urban Forestry Wraps 2023 Inventory Season

Learn about the Inventory Project, street tree data, and how to get involved in next year's season.

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Getting to Know Urban Forestry's Free Street Tree Program

Learn about the Free Street Tree Program and where will we be planting next.

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Lone Fir Cemetery: Where Trees and History Meet

Learn about the fascinating history of the trees and people in the Lone Fir Cemetery.

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Albina Neighborhood Improvement Project

Learn about Albina's first community-led tree planting program.

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Celebrating Portland's Civic Leader Ed Washington

This Black History Month we are celebrating the legacy of Ed Washington.

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2,000 Trees Find Homes Through the 2023 Yard Tree Giveaway

Learn about where all of last year's free yard trees ended up.

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Tilia Trees in Portland, Aphids, and Pesticide Advisory

Tilia is an important tree in Portland’s urban forest. They are adaptable trees that can thrive in a variety of conditions. However, many varieties are susceptible to aphids. There is an Oregon Pesticides Advisory about the use of noenicitinoid insecticides on Tilia trees.

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Bronze Birch Borer

Find information about the bronze birch borer insect pest.

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Tree Inventory Project Is Back in 2023

The Urban Forestry Inventory Project is back in 2023. This year the goal is to inventory 100,000 trees in 41 neighborhoods across Portland.

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Western Redcedar Dieback

Researchers in Oregon and Washington are sounding the alarm about Western redcedar decline. There is some hope for the future of Western redcedar in western Oregon. Trees growing in wet areas, northern-facing slopes, and other places with plenty of water show less damage from heat and drought.

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Meet Some of Our Favorite Heritage Trees

Nomination for new Heritage Trees closes May 1, 2023. Read about some of the already recognized trees. Get inspired to nominate a special tree in your neighborhood.

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2023 Oregon Heritage Tree Hero Award Recipient, Gregg Everhart

Celebrate this year's Oregon Heritage Tree Hero Award Recipient, Gregg Everhart, and a newly designated Heritage Tree at the Knott Park Tree Walk.

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Celebrating the Legacy of Bill Naito for AAPI Heritage Month

Learn about Bill Naito's role in shaping the city we know and love today.

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Care for Young Trees this Summer

Get some tips and tricks on how to best care for young trees during the hot days of summer.

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Event Highlight: Tree Walk in Columbia Park

Learn some fun facts we shared at our Columbia Park tree walk event.

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Check out this Year's Learning Landscapes Highlights

Learn about the Learning Landscapes Program, including this year's plantings and how to get involved.

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