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Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

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Benefits of Urban Trees

Benefits of urban trees


Trees manage millions of gallons of stormwater in Portland, but they also provide many other benefits to people and the environment. Planting new trees is a smart investment for the future of our city. Trees planted today may look small, but over the decades they will grow into the leafy canopy that lines our streets, shades our homes, and provides habitat for native birds and pollinators.

Check out these resources to learn more about what trees do for you and the environment.

Tree benefit resources

City trees + your pocketbook

Portland’s Urban Forest Canopy