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.

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.

Temporary Trail Closure at Errol Heights Park

Expect to see crews in the park using motorized equipment to cut and remove invasive plants between May 4th and May 26th.  This and other site restoration work will result in temporary trail closures (signs will be in place when trails are closed). Please use caution throughout the park as crews will be moving between multiple work areas.

This is part of the Errol Heights Park Site Restoration work to control invasive plants. The goal of the site restoration work is to control invasive plants and restore valuable habitat areas by planting more native trees and shrubs.

For more information please visit the project page.  Click here!

Portland Parks and Recreation Facilities Closed through March 31st

From Portland Parks & Recreation:

Out of an abundance of caution and with the health of our community in mind, we have made the decision to temporarily alter our services in response to COVID-19.

Based on the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Oregon Health Authority, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, and local public health officials, Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is closing all of its community centers and pools, and canceling all indoor PP&R activities, programs, and rentals. The tentative reopening date for the bureau’s indoor facilities is April 1, 2020.

PP&R has monitored the COVID-19 situation since it began. We continue to be in communication with and to follow the guidance of the Oregon Health Authority, Multnomah County Health Department, and the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management regarding the situation.

For more of the bureau’s COVID-19 information, please visit portlandoregon.gov/parks/covid-19

CLOSED/CANCELED THROUGH March 31 −

  • All PP&R facilities: All community and arts centers, swimming pools, and sports facilities are closed through March 31, 2020.
  • All PP&R indoor programs: All indoor recreation and athletic programs are canceled through March 31, 2020.
  • PP&R facility rentals and permitted events in PP&R community centers: All indoor permitted events are canceled.

CURRENTLY OPEN OR PLANNED TO TAKE PLACE −

  • All PP&R parks, playgrounds, golf courses, trails, and natural areas are currently open. Park visitors are encouraged to follow direction from public health agencies and elected officials around social distancing.
  • PP&R outdoor activities and events with less than 250 people can go on as planned.
  • PP&R will encourage participants at outdoor offerings and events to follow social distancing guidance.  

We apologize for any inconvenience these changes may cause, and we will continue to update you about PP&R’s response to COVID-19.

Errol Heights Park on Stage in February 2020!

Special Guest from Portland Parks and Recreation at our February 6th, Public Board Meeting

 

George Lozovoy, the Portland Parks and Recreation project manager for renovation of Errol Heights Park, will go over the Land Use Notice and describe the park’s features: amenities such as splash pad, skate spot, stairways, picnic and playground in the upper level; accessible trails, slope restructuring, tree preservation, and beaver ponds in the lower, natural area; park access via new sidewalks on surrounding streets.  George will answer questions, remark on temporary trail closures, and provide a timeline for implementation of the renovation project.

 

Renderings courtesy of Mayer/Reed, Inc.