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Pruning enables tree stewards to improve the trees’ long-term health and form by addressing the following issues: 1. Dead/Decaying/Damaged. Removal of dead, decaying, and damaged branches helps a tree compartmentalize the affected section and prevent further damage from disease, decay, or pests. Thanks to funding through the Wilsonville-Metro Community Enhancement Grant, FOT is offering two free young-tree structural pruning workshops!
This is the second, the second (the first was back in Oct '21). These workshops will teach you how to identify pruning needs, how and when to prune trees, how to use different tools (no chainsaws!), and more. Sep 23, Sept 25, Sign up for your pruning events! After you complete the virtual training and review questions, Friends of Trees will reach out to you via email to encourage you to sign up for your pruning volunteer shifts.
NOTE: The training and review must be completed in order to receive the email invitation to sign up for pruning events. With proper structural pruning, your tree will truly become an asset, and living legacy, to the rest of the city. Never top your tree. Topping is the indiscriminate removal of a tree’s branches to stubs and is perhaps the most harmful tree pruning practice known; yet, topped trees are still a common bushdig.barted Reading Time: 6 mins. Jul 29, PRUNING: Generally it is safe to prune most trees in mid-summer, from roughly mid-July to mid-August to be more specific.
However, you may want to pause pruning during an extreme heat event, including right before and right after an extreme event, so consult the weather forecast as part of your pruning plan. Jul 26, Friends of Trees pruning events will be on Saturdays from July – early September. All we ask is you try and make it to 2 of the events. The pruning event dates this summer are 7/28, 8/11, 8/25, 9/8, and 9/ Food and beverages will be provided!
When: Thursday, June 26th Time: We will open the doors at for food, drink, and mingling fun. Summer is a slower time for our tree planting and tree care activities, and you won’t see many events scheduled June-September.
We’ll be gearing up for the next Oct-April planting season and updating this calendar sometime in August. Thank you for your interest - we hope to work with you then!
If you’re interested in a private event Estimated Reading Time: 1 min. Friends of Trees’ Green Space program restores natural areas throughout our region, from Troutdale to Hillsboro, Oregon. All Gift Trees are planted in these areas and they play a vital role in our work restoring sensitive natural areas that are key for habitat, clean air and watershed health.
Your donation through Gift Trees is tax-deductible.
Friends of Mt. Pisgah State Park July 1 Check out the following programs being offered at the park: Astronomy on July 9 and Ornamental Tree and Shrub Pruning on July