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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

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Urban Forestry

  • Arbor Month 2014

    Trees care for us: We care for trees

  • View the results of the 2013 Street Tree Inventory

  • Check Out the Neighborhood Tree Steward Program

    Photo Courtesy of Bob Langan

  • Visit Portland’s Heritage Trees

  • Urban Forestry prepares for the tree planting season

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. 

Portland Parks & Recreation

City Nature Urban Forestry

10910 N Denver Avenue

Portland, OR 97217

Phone: (503) 823-4489

Fax: (503) 823-4493

Business hours: M-F 7am-3:30pm

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Tree Permits

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

Urban Forestry Commission

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

Get Involved!

Learn about the programs sponsored by PP&R Urban Forestry and find volunteer opportunities with your urban forest

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