Urban & Community Forestry Workshops For 2018

Workshop Series

Native and Invasive Tree Identification – Sorry Pre-registration is closed. Class size is limited to 20 people and is full.
Saturday, July 14, 10 – 11:30 a.m., meet at Forest Hills Elementary School, 1133 Andrews Road

Identify and discuss common native and invasive tree species with ISA Board Certified Master Arborist Todd Prager of Teragan & Associates on a neighborhood walking tour. Todd will explain common terms, concepts, and techniques used in tree identification, and help you become familiar with how to identify a tree by looking at leaves, fruit, bark, twigs, and form. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring your own water. Please call 503-635-0290 or email planning@lakeoswego.city for free registration.

Tree Protection and Tree Removal Workshop – Thursday, August 23, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Lake Oswego City Hall, Council Chambers (380 A Avenue)

Explore the City’s tree code requirements for tree protection and tree removal permits. This workshop includes an indoor presentation to explain the various types of tree removal permits and outdoor demonstration with examples of measuring tree diameter, tree protection fencing, techniques for protecting trees during construction, and more. Please call 503-635-0290 or email planning@lakeoswego.city for free registration.

Creating Backyard Habitat in Urban Spaces - Saturday, September 22, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Tryon State Natural Area (Meet in the Classroom)

Join Friends of Tryon Creek Education Director Gabe Sheoships and Backyard Habitat Certification Program Site Technician Cindy Ellison to learn about creating natural habitat in your own yard space for native flora and fauna. Consider the benefits of the Backyard Habitat Certification Program, which is conducted in partnership with the Audubon Society of Portland and the Columbia Land Trust, to support urban stewards and their efforts to create and enhance native habitats. This workshop will include an indoor presentation, discussion, and native plant hike. Please call 503-635-0290 or email planning@lakeoswego.city for free registration by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, 2018.

Additional workshops are coming soon!