Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)
1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204
Portland’s urban forest consists of 236,000 street trees, 1.2 million park trees, and innumerable private property trees. Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry is involved in managing or regulating all of these trees to differing degrees. Urban Forestry staff issue permits for planting, pruning, and removal of all public and some private trees and are on call 24/7 to respond to tree emergencies.
Find out if you need a permit and how to get a permit to prune, remove, or plant trees
Report an emergency or tree permit violation, learn what to do when trees conflict with infrastructure, and learn how to resolve neighbor tree conflicts
Find a local arborist, learn how to properly measure trees, explore the value of urban trees, and much more
Portland has nearly 300 Heritage Trees, protected by City Code and celebrated for their age, size, history, or horticultural significance
The Urban Forestry Commission is comprised of volunteers who have demonstrated an interest in the preservation of trees and the beautification of Portland. The Commission serves as an advisory group on forestry-related issues