The Arbor Week kickoff festival in Lake Oswego will be held on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Millennium Plaza Park.

There will be live music, a tree climbing demonstration, cake, prize wheel and booths hosted by local volunteers and community organizations to help promote urban forestry education and outreach.

Additionally, prior to the kickoff, a Heritage Tree bike ride will depart from the lower level of Millennium Plaza Park at 11:30 a.m. The ride covers 13 miles over some hilly terrain. To register, contact Laura Weigel by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 503-675-3730.

Other events planned during the week include:

  • Right Tree in the Right Place workshop, Monday, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the West End Building

  • A Heritage Tree dedication ceremony, Tuesday, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., at 208 Surham St.

  • A Benefits of Tree Walk, Wednesday, noon, Lake Oswego City Hall

  • A Tree City USA celebration and a Heritage Tree dedication, Thursday, noon, Jean Road Fire Station

  • Tree planting event in Springbrook Park, Friday, 3 to 4 p.m. at Springbrook Park

  • Penny’s Puppet Productions, April 13, at 11 a.m., presents “Three Cheers for Trees,” a sing-along show at the Lake Oswego Public Library

    For a full slate of events, visit or contact Andrea Christenson at 503-675-3990.

    The city is offering a series of urban and community forestry workshops for the seventh consecutive year. All workshops are free and open to the public with preregistration and are held at the WEB. Topics include tree selection and planting, Monday; tree biology and structure, Thursday; landscapes to lower your energy bill, June 8; tree protection and removal permits, July 18; and invasive plants and trees, Aug. 10.

    The city of Lake Oswego and Frog Pond Toys are sponsoring an Arbor Day art contest for kids in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Official entries can be obtained at Frog Pond Toys (310 N. State St.), Lake Oswego City Hall (380 A Ave.), West End Building (4101 Kruse Way), or online at the Arbor Week site. Entries are due April 26 and the city council will award prizes on May 7.

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