For the ninth consecutive year, the City is pleased to offer a series of free Urban and Community Forestry Workshops for the public. Workshops will be held at City Hall, 380 A Avenue, in Council Chambers on the first floor. Please call 503-635-0290 for free registration.
Landscaping for Conservation Workshop
Saturday, June 20th, 10am-12pm
Tryon Creek State Natural Area Visitor’s Center, 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd. Portland, OR 97219
Save time, save money and help out the environment by letting nature do your gardening. Learn how your garden can function more like a natural system as you learn about your garden from the ground up – starting with the soil and its complex role supporting plants. You will also learn about gardening with native plants which use less water and don’t require expensive fertilizers and pesticides. Please plan on spending at least half the class out on the trails. This program is a great way to learn more about the Backyard Habitat Certification Program, a partnership between the City of Lake Oswego, Friends of Tryon Creek, Columbia Land Trust, and Audubon Society of Portland. Presented by Matthew Collins, Education Director, Friends of Tryon Creek.
Tree Protection and Tree Removal Workshop
Thursday, July 30th, 6-7pm
City Hall, 380 A Avenue, in Council Chambers on the first floor
Explore the City’s tree code requirements for tree protection and tree removal permits, including minor and major forest management permits for large forested parcels. This workshop includes an indoor presentation and outdoor demonstration with examples of measuring tree diameter, tree protection fencing, techniques for protecting trees during construction, and more.
On March 17, the City Council tentatively approved Ordinance 2664, amending the Tree Code (LOC 55) to provide a more flexible permit process for large forested parcels that is focused on urban forestry principles rather than individual tree regulations while still maintaining the wooded character of the city. Click here to learn more.
More Urban & Community Forestry Workshops Coming Soon!