Oregon is the only state to reserve the entire first week of April as Arbor Week. From April 5 to 13 the city of Lake Oswego hosts a variety of fun and educational Arbor Week events for the entire family.

SATURDAY, April 5, 10 a.m. to noon, Hallinan Holly Haul-Away - Help remove invasive English holly to make room for native trees. Bring gloves if you have them - other tools and snacks provided. Meet at the Hemlock Street cul-de-sac behind Hallinan Elementary School.

MONDAY, April 7, 4 p.m., Heritage Tree Dedication Ceremony - be a part of history and celebrate the city's newest Heritage Trees: Two Coastal Redwoods at 3060 Glenmorrie Drive. Dedication ceremony and reception.

THURSDAY, April 10, 7 to 9 p.m., Arbor Art Show Opening - Enjoy professional and student artwork that celebrates trees at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center. Sip, snack and enjoy live music. Show remains through April 30.

SATURDAY, April 12, 10 a.m. to noon, Tree Pruning 101 Workshop- Learn proper pruning technique from Damon Schrosk, certified arborist of Treecology. Free with pre-registration.

SUNDAY, April 13, noon to 3 p.m., Family Fun Day at Uplands Elementary - Fun for the whole family: Scavenger hunt, arts and crafts, and an opportunity to Ask-an-Arborist your toughest tree questions.

For more information on these events, or to pre-register for Pruning 101 contact Chelsea Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-675-2543.

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