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Find Your Flare! Preparing Young Trees for Planting

Saturday, September 10 2022

Thank you for volunteering with Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry!

One of the best ways to ensure a healthy, long-lived tree is to uncover the root flare before planting. Help us pull back soil on hundreds of trees before we give them away this fall.

Don't know what a root flare is? No problem. We will show you exactly what we are looking for and why it is so important.

What to Expect:
-Work requires digging in soil, bending, crouching and lifting.
-Sharp tools, like soil knives and pruners, will be used.
-Snacks will be provided. Please bring a reusable water bottle and lunch if you will need it.
-Dress for the weather all work will be outside.
-Wear closed toe shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty.
-All tools and gloves will be provided.

The work location will be next to the Mt. Tabor Community Garden near SE Lincoln & 64th Ave. A Map will be sent ahead of the event.

When: Saturday, September 10, 2022; 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Before attending any event: if you are not feeling well, have a temperature above 100.4ᵒ or receive a recommendation to self-isolate – please stay home. Masks are not required; this event will be held outdoors.
Learn more about this event online: https://www.portland.gov/trees/get-involved/events/2022/9/10/find-your-f...

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 220,000 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/parks/trees

9:00am - 1:00pm
12 / 20
Wait List

Contact the event organizers: Molly Wilson