Workshop Series

The City is pleased to offer a series of free Urban and Community Forestry Workshops for the public. Dates and locations are subject to change. Pre-registration is required and capacity is limited with preference given to Lake Oswego residents. Unless otherwise noted in the descriptions below, please for in- person registration please click here, for virtual registration please click here or call 503-635-0290 for free registration. This year’s lineup includes:

TREES FOR POLLINATORS
Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Iron Mountain Park
Join Parks & Recreation staff to learn about the relationship between trees and pollinators. Tree species suited to our region and the pollinators they attract will be discussed, then the group will plant pollinator-friendly trees in the park and take home a tree and bee species list to help enhance pollinator habitat in their own yards. Pre-registration is required and capacity is limited to 25 participants. Call 503-534-5438 or email stewardship@lakeoswego.city for free registration.

 

OREGON WHITE OAK TREE PLANTING
Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Woodmont Park, 13492 Atwater Lane

Join Parks & Recreation staff to learn about Oregon white oaks and practice proper planting techniques by helping to install new trees in Woodmont Park. All ages are welcome. Dress for weather and wear close-toed shoes. No restrooms. Parking is limited, please carpool or ride your bike. This event is supported with grant funding from Oregon Community Trees. Call (503) 534-5438 or email stewardship@lakeoswego.city for free registration.

 

PREPARING FOR EMERALD ASH BORER
June 22 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Foothills Park Pavilion, 199 Foothills Road

The invasive pest emerald ash borer (EAB) arrived in Oregon nearly two summers ago in Forest Grove, just 30 miles northwest of Lake Oswego. This tiny green insect has the potential to wipe out native and non-native ash in only a few years if left untreated. Join ISA Certified Arborist Christine Johnson of Todd Prager & Associates to learn about the invasive pest and how to prepare for its future establishment in our area. Click here to register.

 

GUIDED NATURE WALK
July 20 from 8 to 10 a.m. at George Rogers Park, 611 S. State Street

Join Parks & Recreation staff for a guided walk through George Rogers Park. Learn about the history the park and how to identify some PNW native plants. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Participants are encouraged to bring a water bottle. Call 503-534-5438 or email stewardship@lakeoswego.city for free registration.

 

TREE SPECIES IDENTIFICATION
August 10 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at George Rogers Park, 611 S. State Street, meet at Park Shelter #2 below the playground

Identify and discuss common native and invasive tree species with ISA Board Certified Master Arborist Todd Prager of Todd Prager & Associates on a walking tour through George Rogers Park. 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. Pre-registration is required and capacity is limited to 40 participants. Click here to register.

 

TREE REMOVAL PERMITS
August 15 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, or sign-up for remote access to view the presentation on-line

Learn about the City’s tree code requirements for tree removal permits. This workshop will explore Lake Oswego Code Section 55.02 Tree Removal, including tree code definitions and criteria for issuance of dead, hazard, emergency, Type I, Type II, and Minor and Major Forest Management permits, and demonstrate how to properly complete a Type II Application Checklist. This workshop is led by Daphne Cissell, Associate Planner in the Planning & Building Services Department, along with the City’s Contract Arborist, Morgan Holen. Pre-registration is required and capacity is limited to 30 participants in-person, or select Zoom registration for remote access. Click here for in-person registration. Click here for virtual registration.

 

TREE PROTECTION PLANS AND TREE CODE VIOLATIONS
September 12 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, or sign-up for remote access to view the presentation on-line

Learn about the City’s tree code requirements to protect trees while constructing permitted development, and how these requirements are enforced and violations are investigated. This workshop will explore Lake Oswego Code Section 55.08 Tree Protection, including tree code definitions, prohibited activities, tree protection plan requirements and tree protection standards. We’ll also discuss tree code violations and penalties. This workshop is led by Senior Code Enforcement Specialist Bill Youngblood and Code Enforcement Specialist Adam Haro from the City’s Planning & Building Services Department. The City’s Contract Arborist Morgan Holen will also be on-hand. Pre-registration is required and capacity is limited to 30 participants in-person, or select Zoom registration for remote access. Click here for in-person registration. Click here for virtual registration.

 

TREE PRUNING
September 14 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Foothills Park Pavilion, 199 Foothills Road

Understand why, what, and how to prune to develop healthy, strong, and attractive trees and shrubs. Explore pruning types, proper cutting tools and techniques, and tree responses to pruning. This workshop is led by ISA Board Certified Master Arborist Damon Schrosk of A Plus Tree, Inc. Pre-registration is required and capacity is limited to 40 participants. Click here to register.

 

CREATING BACKYARD HABITAT
September 28 from 9 to 11 a.m. Tryon Creek State Natural Area Classroom, 11321 SW Terwilliger Boulevard
Join Friends of Tryon Creek to learn about creating natural habitat in your own yard for native flora and fauna and consider the benefits of Backyard Habitat Certification. The Backyard Habitat Certification Program is conducted in partnership with Audubon Society of Portland and Columbia Land Trust to support urban gardeners and their efforts to create and enhance native habitats. Includes an indoor presentation and outdoor demonstration. Pre-registration is required and capacity is limited to 30 participants. Click here to register.