Saturday, October 4, 2008

Sabin Tree Events- Fall 2008

Sabin Neighborhood Fall Color Tree Walk
Sunday, October 26, 12:30-2:00 pm
Sabin Elementary School, 4013 NE 18th

Join Portland Parks & Recreation for a tree identification walk of the Sabin Neighborhood. Get ready for the winter planting season by joining us for this fun, insightful look at the trees of Sabin in the stunning fall color. Lead by Portland Parks & Recreation Arborist this tree walk will cover, tree characteristics, botanic history and identification techniques. Walk is free and registration is appreciated. For more information on this tree walk or copy of the tree map contact Portland Parks & Recreation City Nature at 503-823-1650 or go to

Portland Parks & Recreation Neighborhood Tree Steward Program (formerly called the Tree Liason Class)

Have fun and learn about Portland's trees and practice your tree pruning. This fun, hands-on, three part class that will cover general tree care, tree planting, tree pruning, tree preservation, tree identification and city tree ordinances. After completing the class volunteers are able to work with Portland Parks & Recreation on community tree projects. Previous projects have included tree identification walks, neighborhood block street tree pruning class, community tree planting or community tree care presentations.

The class costs $20 and requires a volunteer commitment of 40 hours. For more information about the class please call 503-823-1650 or

October 2008 Neighborhood Tree Volunteer Class
Woodstock Community Center from 9 am to 12 noon (unless otherwise noted)

Saturday October 11: Tree Care Part I
  • Introduction to Portland Urban Forest
  • Urban Tree conflicts
  • Introduction to Tree Biology
  • Portland Tree Ordinances
Saturday October 18 Tree Care Part II
  • General Tree Biology
  • Hands on Pruning
  • Mature Tree Care
  • Common Pests and Tree Diseases of the Urban Forest
  • Community outreach
Saturday October 25, Optional Tree Walk
Sellwood Park 7700 SE 7th Ave, Portland

Saturday November 1, Tree Planting Class
Location to be announced

Information about leaves:
LEAFLINE at 503-823-1784,;

Property owners are responsible for removing and disposing of fallen leaves
on their property and from the sidewalks adjacent to their property.
Portland Street Maintenance crews perform limited leaf cleanup in the fall
in areas with the most street trees.

The fall leaf removal program begins late October and runs through mid-December 2008. The program focuses on picking up the leaves that fall onto the streets in neighborhoods with high concentrations of mature street trees. Street leaf removal helps reduce slippery road conditions, increasing the safety of motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Leaf removal also reduces localized flooding caused by clogged drain inlets. The City infrastructure benefits from the reduced amount of leaves entering storm drains.

Please be aware that we ask all residents not to rake leaves into the street. Use your yard debris collection service, or take your leaves to the leaf depot sites for recycling.

Leaf Depots

Leaf depots are leaf recycle sites where residents can bring their yard leaves for recycling for a nominal fee. These depots will start October 25, 2008 and will run through December 7, 2008. Depots are open on either Saturday or Sunday each weekend through Saturday, December 7, 2008. Click here for the 2008 Leaf Depot Schedule or a PDF version to find out depot locations, times, dates, and fees. Schedule information will also be advertised in The Oregonian.

Neighborhood Leaf Removal

Neighborhood leaf removal service is provided in 17 neighborhoods with high concentrations of mature street trees. The leaf drop in these areas is so heavy that it creates hazards for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians, and clogs storm drains causing local flooding and deterioration of the road surface. Specially equipped crews are required to pick up the large volume of leaves from the streets in these neighborhoods. Click here for the 2008 Leaf District Schedule or a PDF version to find out leaf removal neighborhoods, area boundaries, and dates. Residents in the leaf removal neighborhoods will be notified in advance of their scheduled dates by a door hanger.

For more information contact the LEAFLINE at 503-823-1784,

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