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Join or Lead a Tree Care Team with Portland Fruit Tree Project in 2015!

announcement of a local volunteer opportunity with a non-profit organization
Join or lead a Tree Care Team in 2015! Learn tree care skills while improving the health and productivity of urban fruit trees... Join a Tree Care Team and receive valuable training in organic methods of fruit tree care throughout the seasons, while caring for urban fruit trees that provide fruit for the community. Each team will care for a cluster of PFTP-registered fruit trees, visiting each tree once per season to complete the full spectrum of care. Each team is instructed & guided by two 'Team Leaders' with experience and skills in organic fruit tree care. This is a unique opportunity to develop strong skills in organic fruit tree care, meet new people, and care for trees providing food to your community! Members and Leaders will participate in ten 3-hour work-parties over an 11-month period (January-November, 2015). Topics/tasks will include: Winter & Summer Pruning, Young Tree Training & Care, Pest & Disease Management, Fruit Thinning, and more. At the end of the program you will receive a certificate of completion. Click below for program overviews & position descriptions: Tree Care Team Member: http://www.portlandfruit.org/2015-tree-care-team-member-position-description Tree Care Team Leader: http://www.portlandfruit.org/2015-tree-care-team-leader-position-description To apply: Call 503-284-6106 or email bob@portlandfruit.org to request an application form.

homepage: homepage: http://www.portlandfruit.org
phone: phone: 503-284-6106