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Tree Care Workshops

Learn how you can improve the health and productivity of your fruit trees. PFTP's hands-on workshops are fun opportunities to learn basic methods of organic fruit tree care.

Workshops are open to anyone, but pre-registration and pre-payment is required. Space is limited so reserve your spot today!

Standard workshop fee is $25. Sliding scale options are available for those who feel unable to contribute at that level. In addition, a limited amount of full scholarships and work-trade scholarships are available.
Tree care workshops (except for the Whip Grafting workshop) are free of charge for tree owners who have fruit trees registered with us, though contributions are gladly accepted! 

Our Tree Care Workshop Series is on hiatus for 2017.


2016 Workshop Series Schedule:

Espalier Pruning & Training
Saturday January 30th, 10am - 1pm
SE Portland, Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood

Winter Pruning
Saturday February 13th, 1pm - 4pm
SW Portland, Maplewood neighborhood

Winter Pruning
Saturday February 20th, 10am - 1pm
NE Portland, Hazelwood neighborhood

Winter Pruning
Sunday February 21st, 10am - 1pm
NE Portland, East Columbia neighborhood

Pollinators
Sunday February 28th, 1pm - 4pm
NE Portland, Vernon neighborhood

Whip Grafting
Saturday March 26th, 10am - 1pm
NE Portland, Vernon neighborhood


Bark Grafting
Saturday April 2nd, 10am - 1pm
NE Portland, Woodlawn neighborhood

Young Fruit Trees & Berries: Planning, Selection, Planting, & Care
Sunday April 17th, 1pm - 4pm
SE Portland, Pleasant Valley neighborhood

 

Spring Tree Care: Pest & Disease Management/Fruit Thinning
Tuesday May 17th, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
SE Portland, Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood


Spring Tree Care: Pest & Disease Management/Fruit Thinning
Sunday May 22nd, 1pm - 4pm
SW Portland, Washington County, off Canyon Rd

Summer Pruning

Saturday June 25th, 10am - 1pm
NE Portland, East Columbia neighborhood

Summer Pruning
Tuesday July 12th, 6pm - 8:30pm
SW Portland, Maplewood neighborhood


Bud Grafting
Saturday July 16th, 10am - 1pm
SE Portland, Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood

 Workshop contribution & cancellation policy (click here)

 


Scholarships

We want everyone to be able to attend our workshops, regardless of income level. If you cannot afford the full workshop price, please include answers to the following questions with your registration email. We will make every effort to meet your need. If you have questions, call us at 503-284-6106.

Would you like to donate to our scholarship fund? Click here

Scholarship Application questions:

1) Why do you want to attend this workshop?
2) Why do you feel that you should receive a scholarship / work-trade?
3) Are you interested in work-trade? (We request 1.5 hours of volunteer time at PFTP headquarters or by arrangement with the Program Coordinator.)

 


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