Oregon City, Oregon USA
Classes April – October
TCP’s main location is located just south of Portland on 150 acres of forested farmland. Mature oak trees with wide crowns and suitable branches serve as the outdoor classroom, making learning easy for the novice. The site also contains a variety of elegant Big Leaf Maple trees, giant Douglas Fir trees, and revered Western Red Cedar trees, which play important roles as our teachers.
Our primary training tree is named Pagoda, a 75’ tall Oregon White Oak with a 3’ DBH (diameter at breast height). Pagoda has plenty of stout lateral branches for easy crown movement. Due to this architecture, students find her gentleness very contagious.
Food and lodging are not included in any of our courses. This location does allow camping on site, which most students prefer as it enhances camaraderie. No facilities are provided and a strict pack-it-in, pack-it-out rule applies. Open fires are not allowed at any time and you will be sharing the land with roaming cattle, sheep and horses.
onsite lodging – TCP neighbors have an air BnB available for rent. Perfect for those who would like the luxury of cozy accommodations, yet only a 10 minute forested/field stroll to and from class. Special rate for TCP students –
Other nearby accommodations include: