To encourage Portlanders to plant trees, Environmental Services offers two cost-reducing opportunities:
- Plant a tree on your residential property and get a rebate on your utility bill with our Treebate program.
- Plant street and yard trees with Friends of Trees* at discounted rates (*in participating neighborhoods).
Trees in the City
Portland's trees are the soul of a city known for its progressive land-use planning and extensive green infrastructure. In addition to improving watershed health, trees clean the air, shade our neighborhoods, and soften the city's sharp edges. They create beautiful, restorative spaces, and provide wildlife habitat. Street trees can improve property values and slow traffic, making streets safer for pedestrians, bike riders and motorists. They are a living legacy for future generations.
While all trees provide important environmental and aesthetic benefits for Portlanders, native trees make an additional contribution to local ecology and our natural heritage. Native species are well suited to our climate, and planting native trees helps create habitat connections throughout the city.