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Arbor Day - Event Volunteers

Saturday, October 30 2021

Help make Arbor Day 2021 at Lents Park a success!

Urban Forestry will be planting 8 new trees at Lents Park with community members to kick off tree planting season in Portland. Volunteers are needed to support the tree planting as well as other low-impact roles.

Role-specific training will be provided on-site! Click on the + next to the Shift Title to learn more.

Learn more about this event online: https://www.portland.gov/trees/get-involved/arbor-day

Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry's mission is to manage and ensure Portland's urban forest infrastructure for current and future generations. Portland’s urban forest consists of 236,000 street trees, 1.2 million park trees, and innumerable private property trees. Urban Forestry is involved in managing or regulating all of these trees to differing degrees. Urban Forestry staff issue permits for planting, pruning, and removal of all public and some private trees and are on call 24/7 to respond to tree emergencies.
For more information on Urban Forestry - www.portland.gov/trees

9:00am - 12:00pm
Tree Planting Crew
The crew leaders will guide event participants in the process of planting a new tree including digging and preparing the planting hole, prepping the rootball and uncovering the root flare, straightening and stabilizing tree, and finishing with mulch and stakes. Event participants may have little or no experience with planting trees, crew leaders will receive talking points to share about the planting process, what tools to use and how to use them, and safety and PPE.
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Event Support
In addition to the tree planting component of the celebration, assistance is needed for the event registration sign-in table, PPE & safety, free trees from Yard Tree Giveaway, and refreshments management. These positions are medium and low impact, with varied individual tasks.
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Contact the event organizers: Urban Forestry