Train to be a Neighborhood Tree Steward with Portland Parks & Recreation
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 www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/NTS. Or, for more information about Neighborhood Tree Steward training, contact Autumn Montegna, Urban Forest Outreach Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 503-823-8178. Don’t wait too long, applications must be submitted by 5:00pm on Wednesday, August 28th.
Susie Peterson is a Neighborhood Trees Specialist with Friends of Trees.