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Portland City Council unanimously approves the Citywide Tree Policy and Regulatory Improvement Project

On April, 13, 2011, Portland City Council unanimously approved the Citywide Tree Policy and Regulatory Improvement Project. The Council also approved a number of amendments to the December 2010 draft in response to input from individuals and community organizations.

Council referred to the comprehensive overhaul of the City's tree rules as "landmark legislation", and expressed their appreciation for the many Portlanders, organizations, and City bureaus that have participated in this multi-year effort.

The Citywide Tree Project will be implemented in phases, starting with development of informational materials and tree manual, permit tracking system upgrades and initial amendments to the Portland Zoning Code in July 2011. Implementation of the new consolidated code, Title 11, Trees, a second set of Zoning Code amendments, a new single point of contact, and a 24-hour tree hotline pilot project will begin in February 2013.

Thanks to all who participated in this effort!