How to Care for Your Young Tree with PPR Urban Forestry

A YCC Tree Crew member removes weeds around a young tree.
Photo from Portland Parks & Recreation. Description: A woman plants a young tree in a grassy area.

Thursday, June 11, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Offered Online via Zoom

Summer starts on June 20, 2020! Are you and your young tree ready for the heat?

The first three to five years may be the difference between a young tree dying or doing great! That is why taking special care to give your new tree a good start is so important. In this online workshop, Urban Forestry staff will help you know what to look for, so you can be confident that young trees in your neighborhood are going to be the best they can be.

Please pre-register, Zoom details to participate will be sent by email.

Register here.

Ask An Arborist!

Got Tree Questions? Get Answers During “Ask an Arborist” from PPR Urban Forestry!

Ferns growing out of the trunk of a tree.
Photo from Portland Parks & Recreation. Description: A tree trunk with rough bark, fern fronds, and moss.

What’s an Arborist? An arborist is a professional who specializes in the care, management, and study of trees.

What are some of the questions you have about trees? Is there something you have always wanted to know about that one interesting tree in your neighborhood? Portland Parks and Recreation arborists will answer your questions in a live question and answer presentation on June 16, 2020 at 1:00pm.

Registration is required to ask questions, so sign up today and ask your tree question or submit photographs online by June 5 HERE.

Rose Festival Porch Parade

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Rose Festival has always been a celebration of people, events, and traditions; bridging communities in the City of Roses and beyond. This spring we are asking members of the community to celebrate with us by decorating their front porches. Choose one of our themes as inspiration, or go wild with your own ideas. The purpose of decorating is to unleash your creativity and bring a smile to your friends and neighbors.

The Rose Festival will produce a virtual map with the locations of all our registered Porches, so you can plan a walk or drive around your neighborhood to see and share in the celebration. 

Saturday, May 23 and Saturday, May 30 will each see a Rose Festival VIP Procession drive through select Porch Parade neighborhoods. 

For more information and to register your porch, click here!

Advanced Tree Pruning with PPR Urban Forestry

Understanding trees from the inside out helps when it is time to prune!
Photo from Portland Parks and Recreation. Description: Three people in safety vests discuss tree pruning outside.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 11:00 am – 12:00pm
Offered Online via Zoom

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.

Portland Parks and Recreation Urban Forestry staff will host an online Advanced Pruning class on June 3, 2020; prior participation in an introductory pruning class is recommended.

Please pre-register, Zoom details to participate will be sent by email.

The workshop will begin promptly at 11:00 am with the presentation followed by a question and answer period.

For questions, please contact: ufvolunteers@portlandoregon.gov.

Register here.

LGL Distanced Plant Sale – Round 2

From Learning Gardens Lab:

Hello Friends of LGL!

We will be hosting a second plant sale this Saturday, May 9th from 11-2. Please read below to learn about the new varieties we will have available. The plant sale will be hosted just outside the new people’s gate at LGL. There will be street parking only. We will practice social distancing by allowing only one person to shop at a time. If more than one person arrives at once, we will have a line set up that will keep people at least 6 feet apart. Please read on for all of the details! (RSVP on Facebook here!)

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LGL Socially Distanced Plant Sale

From Learning Gardens Lab:

Hello Friends of LGL!

We are happy to announce that we will be hosting a plant sale on Saturday, April 25th from 11am-2pm. The plant sale will be hosted just outside the new people’s gate at LGL. There will be street parking only. We will practice social distancing by allowing only one person to shop at a time. If more than one person arrives at once, we will have a line set up that will keep people at least 6 feet apart. Please read on for all of the details!

The first half an hour will be for those over 60 and immune-compromised individuals only. If you do not fall into one of these categories, please do not arrive before 11:30!

The entire plant sale will be donation based. We ask that if you have the means, please support LGL. Nonetheless, if you have found yourself financially compromised during this time we will gladly donate the plants to you, no questions asked!

All plants available will be sold/donated on a first come, first serve basis. We will have:

  • Eggplant: Long Purple, Black Beauty
  • Pepper: California Wonder, Jalapeño, Serrano, Big Jim, Cayenne
  • Cabbage: Red Acre, Early
  • Kale: Dwarf Blue, Nero Toscana, Red Russian
  • Tomato: Cherokee Purple, Brandywine, San Marzano, Red and Yellow Pear
  • Spinach: Bloomsdale
  • Lettuce: Buttercrunch, Black Seeded Simpson, Salad Bowl Blend
  • Romaine: Paris Island
  • Collards
  • Basil: Genovese, Sweet, Tulsi Holy
  • Broccoli Raab
  • Chard: Rainbow
  • Parsley: Italian Green, Moss Curled
  • Dill: Bouquet, Tetra

Suggested donation for vegetable 6-packs will be $5 and suggested donation for vegetables in 4 inch pots will be $3. We will also have some “mystery tomatoes” being sold for $1. We will accept cash, Venmo, or Paypal payments. We ask that if you plan to pay in cash that you please bring exact change. We would like to minimize the amount of cash we touch during this time.

If you plan to buy multiple plants, please try to remember to bring your own means of carrying them away.

When you arrive, please do not touch the plants until you have selected the one you plan to purchase.

We will be asking you to return your sanitized pots to us once you have planted out what you bought. More details about this will be available at the plant sale.

We hope to see you there! If you can not make it this time around, we plan to host another plant sale on Saturday, May 9th and will share more information about this as the date gets closer.

BDNA Board Elections POSTPONED

Board elections are POSTPONED until at least June 2020, as per recommendations from SE Uplift and approved through a vote at our April 2020 virtual board meeting. We appreciate the neighborhood’s understanding as we work through this unprecedented situation.

Interested in joining the BDNA? We have lots of opportunities to contribute! See below for our general and elected positions.

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Hope City Church Donates $1,500 to BDNA!

Despite the cancellation of their annual Orange Egg Drop in Brentwood Park, due to COVID-19, Hope City Church donated $1,500 to Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association (BDNA)!

Left to Right: Brian Becker, Pastor at Hope City Church and Chelsea Powers, BDNA Board Chair
Description: A man and woman stand in a sunny park holding an oversized check.

Four years ago, Hope City Church began offering a voluntary donation ticket for the Egg Drop and has since raised thousands of dollars for BDNA. We look forward to partnering with them on this event again next year. Click here to find out more about virtual services at Hope City Church.

(This generous contribution would normally go towards free community events and neighborhood improvements. At this time, BDNA is brainstorming ways to put these funds towards relief efforts in the neighborhood.)