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Report to City Council on First Year of Implementation of Citywide Tree Project

City of Portland, Bureau of Development Services

On March 30, 2016, Portland Parks and Recreation and the Bureau of Development Services will be giving a joint Report to Council on the first year of implementation of the Citywide Tree Project. Title 11, Trees, the City’s new tree code, went into effect on January 1, 2015. The report will be presented at 2:00 p.m., Time Certain, in Council Chambers at City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Avenue. 

The Report consists of a memo that provides an overview of the first year of implementation activities and identifies challenges, next steps and resource needs. Three exhibits provide additional details, including:

  • Exhibit A: Outreach Plan Summary and Outreach Log – a summary of the outreach plan developed and listing of outreach events
  • Exhibit B: Tree Code Oversight Advisory Committee Recommendations Report – the final report of this committee, which met from December 2014 – December 2015
  • Exhibit C: Citywide Tree Project Data Report, January 1 – December 31, 2015 – a compilation of data collected and analyzed on tree project outcomes 

At the Council meeting, staff will present an overview of the information in these materials, including key findings from the Data Report. Members of the Tree Code Oversight Advisory Committee will present their recommendations following the staff presentation. 

An additional handout was provided at the Council meeting: Tree Code and Administrative Rule Issues – Categories of Issues to Further Evaluate, which summarizes code issues that could be addressed as part of a future code amendment process.

Questions may be directed to Jenn Cairo at Portland Parks and Recreation, jenn.cairo@portlandoregon.gov, (503) 823-4405, or Stephanie Beckman at the Bureau of Development Services, Stephanie.beckman@portlandoregon.gov, (503) 823-6979