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Join or Lead a Tree Care Team in 2014 with Portland Fruit Tree Project

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Join the Portland Fruit Tree Project in increasing access to healthy food and strengthening communities by empowering neighbors to share in the care of urban fruit trees.


As a Tree Care Team Member, you will learn how to properly care or fruit trees in your own neighborhood! It’s a fun way to meet your neighbors and improve the health of local fruit trees in order to help make locally grown produce available to all.


Each team will care for a cluster of PFTP-registered fruit trees, visiting each tree once per season to complete the full spectrum of care. Each team is instructed & guided by two ‘Team Leaders’ with experience and skills in organic fruit tree care. This is a unique opportunity to develop strong skills in organic fruit tree care, meet new people, and care for trees providing food to your community!


Members and Leaders will participate in ten 3-hour work-parties over an 11-month period (January-November, 2014). Topics/tasks will include: Winter & Summer Pruning, Young Tree Training & Care, Pest & Disease Management, Fruit Thinning, and more. At the end of the program you will receive a certificate of completion.


Click below for program overviews & position descriptions:

Tree Care Team Member

Tree Care Team Leader


To apply: Call 503-284-6106 or email to request an application form.


Applications are due Sunday, January 5, 2014.

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