2019 Tree Summit

Branch Out And Talk Trees Together

As stewards of our urban forest in Lake Oswego, you are invited to attend and participate in this free neighbor-led event to celebrate trees!

The Tree Summit is in partnership with the Oswego Lake Watershed Council, the Lake Oswego Sustainability Network, the Mountain Park Homeowners’ Association, and 14 neighborhood associations.

WHEN: Saturday, October 5th, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 12 Noon
WHERE: Lake Oswego Methodist Church
1855 South Shore Blvd., Lake Oswego (map)
REGISTRATION LINK: Register for the Lake Oswego Tree Summit at: http://www.evite.me/tA2Xn17YvS

Come to this Tree Summit to enhance your arboreal knowledge and discover ways to connect with, and enhance the ecological health of our beloved community, Tree City, USA.”

  • Listen to professional ecological educators to understand the “hidden life” of trees:  their soil and root systems; their transformation of light and soil nutrients into bark and root and leaf; their absorption of carbon, and respiration of oxygen.
  • Learn how to maintain the health of trees and better manage and mitigate threats relating to climate change.
  • Share your own stories of trees that grace your property, parks, open spaces, and community.
  • Bring your ideas regarding balancing “development” with trees.
  • Discover how our own relational engagement and collaboration can help preserve and conserve trees, which so benefit our sense of place. Trees are a living network, of which you are a vital part!


9:00 Welcome – Old Town Tree Poem Lisa
9:05 Presentation 1 – Benefits of Trees
Discussion Questions:

  • How do trees benefit our City?
  • How do trees benefit your Neighborhood?
Stephanie Wagner President OLWC
9:45 Presentation 2 – Stewardship of Urban Forests
Discussion Question:

  • What are we doing in Lake Oswego to take care of our urban forest?

Introduce the Lake Oswego Urban and Community Forestry Plan

Zsolt Lehoczky, Grounds Superintendent Mt. Park HOA
10:30 Break – Refreshments
10:45 Awards – Community members who have worked to protect trees
11:00 Presentation 3 – Lake Oswego Climate Action Plan/Tree Inventory Protocol

Discussion Questions:

  • What needs to be done in your neighborhood?
  • How do you want to be involved?
11:45 Next Steps