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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

Heritage Trees of Portland

  • #130 Ponderosa Pine

  • #157 Oregon White Oak

  • #236 Monkey Puzzle

  • #289 Crape Myrtle

  • #75 Oregon White Oak

Heritage Trees are recognized for their unique size, age, historical or horticultural significance. There are nearly 300 Heritage Trees throughout Portland, and new trees are added each year. Anyone can nominate a Heritage Tree! Heritage Trees are protected by City Code; once designated, no Heritage Tree can be removed without the consent of the Urban Forestry Commission and the Portland City Council.

Would you like to nominate a Heritage Tree? Complete and return this form. The nomination deadline is May 1st each year.

Download the Heritage Tree guidebook! This 68 page guide has maps, species descriptions, best viewing times, and more. Print copies (black and white) are available from the Urban Forestry office for $5. To receive a copy, please send a $5 check to: PP&R Urban Forestry, Heritage Tree Program, 10910 N. Denver Ave., Portland, OR 97217.

Several local tree care providers are offering discounts on Heritage Tree work. Don't forget a free permit is required from Urban Forestry 503-823-4489 before any work can be done on a Heritage Tree. 

Heritage Trees by Year

A List of Heritage Trees by the year of their designation

About Heritage Trees

Learn about the process for designating a Heritage Tree

Heritage Tree Guidebook

This 68 page guide has maps, species descriptions, best viewing times, and more

Trees by Location

Find Heritage Trees by location with this handy Google map

Trees by Species

Heritage trees sorted by scientific name, with links to species and tree information

Heritage Elms

An identification key and guide to Heritage elms

Trees of Merit

Additional noteworthy trees to visit

Heritage Tree Work Discounts

A list of local tree care providers offering discounts on Heritage Tree work

Heritage Trees App

An iPhone application to help locate, photograph, and learn about Portland's Heritage Trees

Heritage Tree Nomination Form

Nominations are accepted year round and evaluated on May 1st each year

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