Train to be a Neighborhood Tree Steward with Portland Parks & Recreation

Learn pruning techniques by becoming a Neighborhood Tree Steward!

By Susie Peterson, Neighborhood Tree Steward class of 2011

Two summers ago I was looking for a new way to involve myself in caring for trees in my community. I signed up for the Neighborhood Tree Steward program through Portland Parks and Recreation and found just that. The Tree Steward program is a wonderful opportunity to learn about a wide variety of tree knowledge, including tree biology, identification, pruning, and much more. It’s like taking a college course on Urban Forestry, except it’s free! Parks staff and volunteer speakers will train you on how to be a resource to your community and an advocate for our urban forest.

For more information click on the flyer below. To register, visit the City of Portland’s website at Or, for more information about Neighborhood Tree Steward training, contact Autumn Montegna, Urban Forest Outreach Coordinator, at, or by phone at 503-823-8178. Don’t wait too long, applications must be submitted by 5:00pm on Wednesday, August 28th.

Neighborhood Tree Steward 2013 Fall Training

Susie Peterson is a Neighborhood Trees Specialist with Friends of Trees.