Would you like help harvesting your fruit tree(s)? Want to share fruit with neighbors in need?
We can help!
Register your tree(s) with the Portland Fruit Tree Project!
Or, if you know about a tree in need of harvesting, but are not the owner, click here to submit a 'Tree Tip'. We will contact the owner to see if they would like to share their fruit through in our program.
How it works:
After we receive your completed registration form, we add your tree(s) to our database. We will then ask you to notify us 2 weeks before you expect the fruit will be ready for harvest. We will then arrange a site visit to look at the tree(s), and discuss potential harvesting party dates.
Once your tree registration is complete, you will also receive a tree owner resource packet, and free admission to our tree care workshops!
Hosting a harvesting event is a fun & easy way to share your fruit! We work with you to determine when the fruit is ripe & arrange a harvest date. We then organize a group of volunteers to come and harvest your tree on a pre-arranged day and time. You are encouraged to join the fun, but it's not necessary. All harvest participants are trained in proper harvesting methods and sign waivers of liability. Half of the fruit is distributed to families in need through our food bank partners, and the rest is distributed to the harvest volunteers. If you want us to leave fruit for you, we are happy to do so (up to 25%).
Please note: We do our best to harvest as many trees as possible, but we can not promise that we will get to your tree(s) this year. We appreciate your patience as our organization grows!
Currently, we are only able to harvest trees that are within the city of Portland (with a few exceptions made each year for large orchard harvests.) If you live outside of Portland, we will register your tree with the disclaimer that we won't be able to harvest it at this time. If you live outside of Portland in an area where another fruit tree gleaning group is active, we will likely refer you to that group.