Education, Outreach, and Advocacy Oregon Community Trees

About Us

The mission of Oregon Community Trees is to promote healthy urban and community forests through leadership, education, awareness, and advocacy.

Our members include arborists, urban planners, community activists, foresters and nurserymen. OCT has no paid staff and relies on the commitment of its members, the cooperation of their employers, and the generosity of our donors to accomplish our mission.

We assist community groups, local governments and schools with our expertise and limited resources. Please use this website to learn about urban forestry and contact our members to partner with your local efforts in promoting, planting and protecting an often overlooked and very valuable resource…our urban and community forests.

If you are interested in learning more about OCT or joining our Board of Directors, please contact us at [email protected].

In partnership with the Oregon Department of Forestry, we host an annual Urban & Community Forestry Conference. Check out our conference page for more details!


OCT board members at a quarterly board meeting in Astoria, March 2020.

Nominations for Urban Forestry Awards is open NOW!

Do you know an individual or organization that has made tree-mendous contributions to urban or community forestry? We invite you to submit a nomination before the mid-February deadline.


Announcing Oregon Arbor MONTH!

Historically, Oregonians celebrated Arbor Week during the first week of April. Now more than ever, the important benefits of trees are being recognized by individuals and communities all across the state. These tree-mendous assets are more than can be contained to just one week, so to celebrate all their greatness, starting in 2021 Oregon will now have 30 full days to enjoy Arbor MONTH!

Hot off the press: Check out more information regarding Governor Brown’s Arbor Day Proclamation in a press release found here-

Looking for fun ways to celebrate? Here are 14 tree-rific ways to celebrate Arbor Month-

Planting trees at Roseway Park Blocks
Planting trees at Roseway Park Blocks, 2016

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