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 Grafting workshop) are free of charge for tree owners who have fruit trees registered with us, though contributions are gladly accepted! 

Winter Pruning
Saturday January 31st, 10am - 1pm
NE Portland, Hazelwood neighborhood

Winter Pruning
Sunday February 15th, 1pm - 4pm
SE Portland, Hosford-Abernethy neighborhood

Espalier Pruning & Training
Saturday February 21st, 10am - 1pm
SE Portland, Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood

Pollinators Workshop
Sunday February 22nd, 1pm - 4pm
NE Portland, Vernon neighborhood

Winter Pruning
Saturday February 28th, 10am - 1pm
SW Portland, Collins View neighborhood

Young Fruit Trees & Berries: Planning, Selection, Planting, & Care
Saturday March 14th, 10am - 1pm
NE Portland, Cully neighborhood

Garden Tool Maintenance & Repair
Tuesday March 24th, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
NE Portland, Vernon neighborhood

Saturday March 28th, 10am - 1pm
NE Portland, Vernon neighborhood

Spring Pest & Disease Management/Fruit Thinning
Wednesday May 20th, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
SE Portland, South Tabor neighborhood

 Spring Pest & Disease Management/Fruit Thinning
Saturday May 30th, 10:00am - 1:00pm
SW Portland, Washington County, off Canyon Rd

Summer Pruning
Saturday June 27th, 10:00am - 1:00pm
SW Portland, Maplewood neighborhood


Summer Pruning
Wednesday July 8th, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
NE Portland, Hazelwood neighborhood


Bud Grafting
Saturday July 18th, 10am - 1pm
SE Portland, Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood

Fall Tree Care: Pest & Disease ID/Assessment
Sunday October 25th, 10am - 1pm
SW Portland, Multnomah neighborhood

In this hands-on workshop you will learn the basics of fall tree care and pest and disease management in order to increase the health and abundance of local fruit trees! This fun workshop will be an opportunity to gain a basic understanding of the different types of tree fruit pests and diseases in the Portland area and what you can do about them in the fall. Please bring samples of pests or diseased wood/fruit from your own trees for identification.

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About the instructor: 
Heidi Noordijk studied horticulture at Michigan State University and Cornell University - specializing in pomology (tree fruits). Heidi has participated in research projects involving apple tree physiology, berry production, and tree fruit entomology. Heidi has also worked on various orchards and farms in the PNW and east coast.Heidi currently works for OSU's Small Farms program.

The location address and other details will be provided after you register.

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 Workshop contribution & cancellation policy (click here)


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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