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Workshops with Urban Forestry

Urban Forestry hosts community workshops on a wide variety of tree topics. Our workshops are a great place to build on your existing tree knowledge and skills or to take your first steps into the world of tree care and Urban Forestry stewardship.
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Community Workshops and Classes

In-person events with Urban Forestry have been postponed since mid-March following local safety guidelines on physical distancing and limiting public gatherings. As we learn more about the virus, we are beginning to bring back ways for you to get involved. Read our Safe Stewardship Protocols before registering for and attending any event.

At all public stewardship events, Urban Forestry staff will be following guidelines to maintain physical distancing and sanitation efforts to minimize the risk to volunteers. Events may have multiple registration times and reduced availability to limit large gatherings. Event descriptions will have specific information on what tools will be used and if you are welcome to bring your own.

Register for an Urban Forestry Workshop

Our urban trees continue to need care, and we are all eager to get our hands on a pair of pruners! Read our Safe Stewardship Protocols before registering for and attending any event.

To see a current calendar of workshops and to register for both workshops and stewardship events, please visit: Track It Forward and check out our New User Guide.

Workshop information such a time and location will be available on our Trees Events Calendar.

Stewardship in COVID

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Find currently available event registrations online

Take a read through of our Safe Stewardship Protocols before attending one of our physically-distant events. If you have any questions, please let the coordinator of the event you are interested in know.

Safe Stewardship Protocols 

Protocolos de seguridad para los cuidadores

Recorded Webinars

Are you looking to freshen up on skills? Did you miss a recent workshop but still want to learn about trees in Portland? Urban Forestry has recorded and collected our presentations to share with you!

Heritage Trees of Portland

Threats to Urban Trees - Pests, Pathogens, and Drought

Your Tree, Right Place  -  Presentation Worksheet

Introduction to Tree Pruning

Introduction to Tree Pruning

Learn about the goals of young tree pruning, how to get a permit if required, what tools and safety materials are needed and how and where to make proper pruning cuts. This course will introduce you to new language and words used by arborists. Be sure to download the Presentation Worksheet before watching!

Advanced Pruning

Advanced Tree Pruning   

Many arborists will tell you that pruning is both a science and an art; the art of making a proper cut matched with an understanding of the tree’s biology and mechanics. Learning how trees grow and how they respond to various pruning cuts will help you master common pruning techniques. This course will introduce you to new language and words used by arborists. Be sure to download the Presentation Worksheet before watching!

Tree Walks

How to Build a Tree Walk using the Tree Inventory Project

You can make your own tree walk anywhere in Portland using the Tree Inventory Project webmap.

Explore your parks and neighborhood streets visiting trees with tantalizing traits, curious characteristics and bewildering bark.

Watch the video to learn how to use this online tool to create a tree walk.

Read the full Tree Walk Planning Guide to get started. 

Use this guideto plan out and share your tree walk.

Sign up to host a tree walk!

Themed Tree Walk Guides

Who will you see on your Trick or Tree Walk?

Trick-or-Tree Walk

Throw on your costumes for a Trick-or-Tree Walk! Create a hair-raising route to share with friends and neighbors!

This do-it-yourself tree walk will take you to see all of the trick-or-trees in your neighborhood – gnarled branches, whispering willows, and haunting hawthorns are just a few you might find along the way. 

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