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Tree Care Teams

Join PFTP in increasing the health and abundance of urban fruit trees -- Become a Tree Care Team Leader or a Tree Care Team Member!

We are forming small teams of volunteers to care for fruit trees registered and harvested by PFTP. Each Tree Care Team will include one or two ‘Team Leaders’ with experience and skills in organic fruit tree care, who will guide the group. Each team will be responsible for a group of trees in their area, visiting each tree once per season to complete the full spectrum of care throughout the year. This is a unique opportunity to develop strong skills in organic fruit tree care, meet new people, and improve the health and productivity of trees providing food to your community!

Members and Leaders will participate in ten 3-hour work-parties over an 11-month period (January-November, 2015). Topics/tasks will include: Winter Pruning, Young Fruit Tree Training & Care, Spring Pest & Disease Management, Fruit Thinning, Summer Pruning, Fall Clean-Up/Pest & Disease Assessment. Participants who attend at least 8 sessions (with at least one session per topic) will receive a certificate of completion.

The application deadline has now passed for our 2015 Tree Care Teams program. Email bob@portlandfruit.org if you are interested in getting involved and we will try and plug you in or follow up with you when we begin accepting applications our 2016 program in Fall 2015.