An arboretum (plural arboreta) is a collection of trees, often with a theme or pattern. A pop-up arboretum showcases some special trees during a temporary installation of interactive and informative signs.
Do you love learning about trees in parks? We are working with Tualatin Hills Parks & Recreation (THPRD) to gain permission to create our first pop-up arboretum. We would love your help! If you're interested in setting one up, check back in with us in the future!
Here are some existing arboretum programs in the region...
City of Portland
Share your favorite tree finds with neighbors and friends by getting a Pop-up Arboretum installed! If you have an idea for a great location, let us know. We'll be happy to help get permissions, provide the tags, and assist with maps and getting the word out. City of Portland Urban Forestry maintains a pop-up Arboreta program.
City of Vancouver
If you are a creative thinker who loves trees, you may enjoy creating ways to involve the community. For example, you could write a story narrative about a local park, design a coloring book of the trees you see, or construct a scavenger hunt of things families might spot.