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Educational Programs

Whether you are interested in identifying animal tracks in the snow, learning which shrubs and trees to plant to attract more birds to your backyard, or just interested in becoming a better steward of your land, The Urban Forestry Center has something for you.

Throughout the year, the Center presents informative, educational, and entertaining seminars led by expert speakers; slide shows; historical programs; field trips; and hands-on demonstrations where you can learn about any topic connected with forestry and natural resources. These sessions are informative, educational, and entertaining. They also provide a great opportunity to meet other people who share your interests. (See Coming Events below).

Programs at the Urban Forestry Center are presented in cooperation with the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, New Hampshire Community Forestry Advisory Council, and the U.S. Forest Service - State and Private Forestry.

Coming Events


Festival of Trees

On November 17, 18 and 19 the grounds and buildings of the Urban forestry Center in Portsmouth, NH will be transformed into a magical place with over 90 displays of decorated trees, the interior historic Cape house, and outside displays that are sure to spark the holiday spirit!

The 22nd Festival of Trees is jointly sponsored The Portsmouth Garden Club and the New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands, Urban Forestry Center.

Festival Hours are : 3:00 to 8:00 PM.

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