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Tree Summit

Tree Summit 2019 Floyd Light
An annual event to share news about Portland's Urban Forest and ways for community members to be involved.

Tree Summit 2024 "Growing Our Urban Forest Together"

On Saturday March 2nd, community members braved the elements to attend Tree Summit. Centered around the theme of “Growing our Urban Forest Together,” there were engaging tree talks from Urban Forestry staff, the Connecting Canopies Coalition and the Portland Clean Energy Fund’s (PCEF’s) Equitable Tree Canopy Program, followed by lunch and a series of tree walks around the Rigler Elementary School Arboretum. This year’s keynote speaker, Mr. Ed Washington, delivered moving words of wisdom, instilling a sense of hope to the standing ovation crowd.

Urban Forestry has hosted Tree Summit events every year since 2011 (with a brief pandemic break). Originally an outgrowth of the Tree Inventory Project, the Tree Summit has evolved to become a space for neighbors and partners to connect, learn, and strengthen wider efforts to grow, care for, and protect our urban canopy together.

A diverse group of community members and Urban Forestry staff posing for a group photo to celebrate Arbor Day 2023. This photo was taken in the fall and the group is holding a flag honoring Portland as a Tree City USA.

Presentation Archives


Words of Wisdom by Mr. Ed Washington: check back by mid-March '24 for video 


Canopy Stories: 82nd and Verdant 




Canopy Analytics




About Portland Parks & Recreation UrbanForestry

Close-up image of the cone of a Douglas-fir tree.

The mission of PP&R’s Urban Forestry (UF) division is to manage and care for Portland's tree infrastructure in the City for current and future generations. Portland’s urban forest consists of 220,000 street trees, 1.2 million park trees, and innumerable private property trees. The Urban Forestry division is involved in managing or regulating these trees. UF created and implements the City of Portland's Urban Forest Management Plan, fosters community tree awareness and stewardship, develops tree policies and programs, monitors and assesses Portland’s urban forest, and issues permits for planting, pruning, and removal of public and some private trees. During extreme weather at all times of the year, UF crews respond to tree emergencies to keep you safe and the City moving.

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